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The refrigerator started smoking this morning and now it smells like burnt plastic. The smell is coming from the bottom and the back of the fridge.

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  • basebl17 Sep 09, 2009

    It is a Whirlpool model number ED5GTNXMQ00. It has also been clicking all day long. Not sure if that is the same thing. Could the compressor be bad as well? Thanks

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Sounds like the overload/relay kit , has burnt . This piece is plugged onto the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . Can be easily replaced . Without model number , can't give you the part number . Take the model number with you , when you go to get the part .

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    Mike Smith Sep 09, 2009

    Very unlikely compressor is defective as well . The overload/relay which comes on the your compressor , is a common part to go out . The pt # 8201786 . This kit (with instructions ) is better than the original part . This part will "short" first , saving the compressor .

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