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Compressor stopped working?

We have a summer home.Our refrigerator is only 3 years old.We got a call from real estate person saying something smells bad when we got up there ,there were flys and maggots in house and an odor you could not imagine! What could have happened. I think the door to the refrigerator might have been left open.Would that make the compressor go?how long would it take? Thanks.Debbie

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Obviously, if no one was around at the time of failure to make an observation, it is almost impossible to determine what exactly caused the failure. Most certainly a door left ajar would cause the unit to run for an extended period of time and thusly cause a pre-mature failure of the sealed system. Also, a power outage or any other component malfunction could cause the unit to stop working. Refrigeration is contrived of numerous controls, safety, and operating systems built in to one unit. So as a rule of thumb, if the unit is going to be left unattended with perishables left inside, have someone you trust check on it every 2-3 days. This may not prevent a failure of the unit but it certainly will help keep the food from spoiling to the point of having to clean up an sightly mess. If you decide to empty the unit and turn it off, then unplug it and leave the doors open to prevent mold build up and odors from accumulating inside the unit.

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