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GE profile Fridge, Have to slap the back of fridge to get the compressor to work

The compressor has been failing at increasingly more frequent intervals. The remedy so far has been to splap the unit firmly 3/4 of the way up on the right hand side of the back of the unit.

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The contactor need cleaning or replace, look on the back of unit for the service port ( screws in sheet metal cover) and inspect the contactor and check the starter on the compressor.

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    Michael Myer May 10, 2014

    I havent been able to locate a contacter, from the diagrams i pulled it looks to be it is fired off a relay witch is powered by a capacitor. And the board just sends the signal on down to fire. The oddest thing is the place I have to hit it. I can tap on every part of the compressor system and nothing will happen but if I slap the back of the unit away from all the wiring and components, bamn comes right on.

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    Michael Myer May 10, 2014

    ok, I checked the thermistors and the ohms are high and staying there, which would explain the defrost coming on. Going to replace the evap and the freezer and see what happens

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