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Quick Fix? Amana model Arse67rbb, compressor seems to stop working, makes a noise like it wants to kick in, but does not. If I unplug it for a few hours it will work fine for a few days that the cycle starts again!

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Question? What if you don't have a warranty? Is it worth it to replace the compressor, or should I just purchase a new fridge?

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The compressor is locking up when it gets hot. We have seen alot of this on the units with Tecumseh compressors. If it is less than 5 yrs old it should still be covered by the sealed system warranty and repaired free of charge.
If it is out of any warranty, there are "fit-all" compressor starters with start capacitors built in them that give it a little extra boost on start-up. They are called 3-in-1 or kickstart starters. This will usually buy you a few months until you can replace fridge.
If it is covered by warranty but will take a few days to get repaired, you can get by ok by unplugging fridge at night and plugging back in in the morning. This is what I tell my customers when I have to order a compressor and so far they have been able to keep from losing food.

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