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I am in Australia. I have an XRBR904BW, about five years old. It is a terrific fridge and we love it. Recently it has been acting up. It makes a buzzing noise when starting the compressor, and then clicks off. This will happen a couple of times and then the compressor starts, but now it is happening for long periods of time and the compressor doesn't seem to be working. The freezer melts and the fridge gets warm. We had a local repairman look at it, and he said that it needed a new compressor. As soon as he left it started to work again, and was okay for a week or two, and then it started buzzing again and eventually the compressor stopped completly. I turned the fridge off for 24 hours, and when I turned it on again, it worked perfectly. Now, about three or four days later it has started buzzing and clicking off again. Can you tell me if you are aware of similar problems? Can it be fixed without replacing the compressor? Help? Any assistance most appreciated. Bill Mellor, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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I am making an intelligent guess since I am not there....I think the start relay is going out and I would have this checked real soon. If you feel capable, remove the rear cover and check the connections at the compressor. Look for a burnt or discolored wire and let me know what you find.

More likely, It's due to start relay.

Other than this, It's compressor .

Note :- Make sure that the Fan is running to cool the compressor.

Important :- Compressors usually have 5 years warranty.

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