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The compressor relay control switch intermittently works on & off every two minutes , not allowing freezer to grt cold or freeze up , also not allowing refrigerator to get cold.

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Unplugg the appliance for 1 hrs. let the pressure balanced then check the distance to wall and ventilation are okay increase the distance.restart.

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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
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