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Compressor and cond. fan tries to start...click,click from relay.

Hi, I have a ge/hotpoint refrig., model#hss25gfpjww with a starting problem. I hear a click,click,click from the p/c board relay as it tries to start. I need a schematic and any recommendations you may have.Thanks,Dean

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Replace the motherboard.

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Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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