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Refrigerator Light On, but no motor sound

After a blackout, my refrigerator stopped working, i think.
The light is blinking and a day after it started working but then it died again.

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  • Lora Holmes Oct 19, 2008

    Had a power bump one day & by evening the 2 yr old Galaxy fridge seemed to be defrosting. I searched for a defrost control (never found it)

    The lights work but no motor noise. I unplugged it for awhile hoping that it would start back up & there did seem to be a bit of freezer noise along with the outside of the fridge seeming to get colder.

    I have a repairman coming in two days @ $65.00 an hour plus parts...yikes...sure do hope he's an honest guy:)

    Any ideas?

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Check the compressor or the contacts in the thermostat..oh before replaceing the compressor check the overload/clixon on the compressor.

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