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Refrigerator stopped cooling.

Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.52542101.
I can hear a brief hum for a few seconds then a louder click. I pulled the PTC relay and can shake it and hear it rattle. Guess that means it's fried. It was Skeeter140's diagnosis and repair that he suggested for a previous poster. You saved me a few hundred in frozen foods and kept me from buying a new fridge. All for free advice and a $50 part. YOU ARE THE GURU, & A GREAT HELP. Thank you very much. Fabulous site!!!!

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My LG mini fridge stopped cooling. The light is on and every now and then i hear a click. The motor in the back is hot and i cleared away all the dust. Any suggestions would be very helpful?

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It was Skeeter140's diagnosis and repair that he suggested for a previous poster. You saved me a few hundred dollars in frozen foods and kept me from buying a new fridge. All for free advice and a $50 part. YOU ARE THE GURU, & A GREAT HELP. Thank you very much. Fabulous site!!!

The appliance guy told me it would have cost me about $200 for visit, service, repair and parts. Instead, I bought a start relay for the compressor for $57 and put it on myself in 15 min.

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