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Whirlpool GD5SHA XLTO2 problems. Last night, awoke to a sort of burnt plastic smell coming from refrigerator. Turned off ice maker and smell stopped coming out. Today, freezer was not keeping things frozen, then refrigerator side quit cooling as well. Turned the refrigerator off to see if it would reset. Did not make any noticeable change.

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Sounds as if your overload relay, controlling your compressor has burnt out heres a part number that should getyou back in working order( complete with intructions pn# 8201786

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