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26 Cu Ft Side By Side Maytag Refrigerator: Relay Failures

5 Years Old ... Replaced Compressor Start Relays twice this year. Model #MZD2665HEB. Installed 3 and 1 last time and it failed this weekend after 3 Months.

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You have more than likely got a bad compressor it is pulling to many amps you need to replace the compressor

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