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3 year old unit. The fridge is not cooling at all. The motor runs, and makes a slight humming noise. Please help.

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If the compressor is running but the fridge is not cooling, the gas may have leaked out of the system or the compressor is inefficient. The only way to know for sure is to connect a set of gauges to the system. You will need to call in a Refrigeration Mechanic.

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hi brenda,

can u hear a humming sound as if it is trying to start then it would stop after a clicking sound?
if it does then it is your compressor trying to start but can not do it.

you could either have a problem in your starting relay of overload protector of the compressor or the compressor itself is the defective part and it needs to be replaced.

i hope i was able to help.

pls rate me



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