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Fridge was warm then would not restart after stopped, it was warm on getting up this morning but still running s adjusted door as seal semed off , it was still running, turned to off then back too six but would not restart any ideas or is it dead

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Your compressor unit might have failed and need replacement.

In case it is running and no cooling could be refrigerant leak and require recharging of the refrigerant.

Also ensure that the thermostat and the relay are in working condition before touching the compressor.

If it is an old unit you could think about replacing the same and enjoy the latest technology and lesser power bill.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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