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My avanti 248 YW wont get cold, however the motor/compressor gets hot to the touch and makes a clicking noise. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with it?

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You need to replace the piece ( overload/relay )attached to the side of the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires attached to it . Take your complete model number with you when you go to get the part , so the correct part is gotten . If you had listed it here , could have given you the part number . Also , make sure the coils are clean at the bottom in the front of the refrig , as this will also cause the relay to burn out , if not clean .

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You can buy it from any website in the US which sells avanti products. Although most sites will not ship out of the United states but there is a way to bypass this. simply visit or to get an american address and after it is received they will forward the relay switch to you.
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