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Older frigidaire upright freezer not working

An audible "click" can be heard about ever 30 seconds. The freezer is not cooling.

Please help.


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Re: older frigidaire upright freezer not working

Sounds like the relay on the compressor is bad and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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