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Refrigerator Compressor does not start

The light in my refrigerator is on but the refrigerator does not cool at all. It seems that the compressor is not working. Any ideas in how to troubleshoot the problem?

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Is your freezer below your frig, like a drawer. If so does it still freeze the food. if this fact is true, then listen with the freezer drawer open to hear if the freezer fan is running. If it is running and your freezer is working then it could possibly be that fan that is the problem. This fan circulates the chilled air from the evaporator coil thru the freezer and the refrigerator. This problem is very hard to diagnose as the fan still spins but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and frig. The minimum cost is around $300.00 if a service company does it. But if you can do it then you can possibly get the fan motor for around $80.00. This repair is very labor intensive as the access to the electrical connection is at the extreme rear of the freezer compartment.

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If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

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Let's think this through a bit....
You say it is cooling but it seems too quiet.... is the compressor runing but the condenser fan is not??? that would make it cool but not cold and also make it more quiet...
If both compressor and condenser fan are running... is the evaporator fan... the one inside the freezer running? That also could cause the same problems...

Is the compressor running all of the time??? or is it cycling? if it is cycling then it could be a t-stat or sensor problem....if it is not starting properly it may be a capacitor/relay problem...

These are alll things that you can easily check yourself....

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