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Refrig & freezer set to coolest but not cooling, freezer not cold enough to freeze or keep things frozen. was told that a relay or somekind of motor maybe bad. Frigidaire # FRT21LRGW2

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  • debobbitt Jun 17, 2009

    Mostly buzzes, but I do hear some clicking at times.

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Is it buzzing and clicking every few minutes?

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

  • Michael Willsher Jun 17, 2009

    Change the overload, relay and capacitor for the compressor, they are the parts that have failed, but they may have failed because they have just gone bad or the compressor is bad. If it starts right up after changing these parts, you are probably good for an indefinite amount of time, if it doesn't start then you need a new compressor, change these parts with the cord disconnected

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