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Refrigerator Compressor smoke hot to touch

Refrigerator Compressor has smoke coming from it and is very hot to the touch
Unplugged Refrigerator removed fire hazard

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Yes this is a sign of a burn out or start relay or start capacitor defect you made the correct choice. If you need assistance let me know, Sea Breeze

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