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Clicking noise and fridge/freezer not cold

Whirlpool ED5GTNXMQ Side by Side Refrigerator problem: Compressor is warm but not hot to the touch. There is a clicking sound every minute or so and the freezer and fridge are not staying cold. This morning there was smoke and a burnt plastic smell coming from the back of the fridge. If it is a relay that went bad, how much would that cost to fix? Or could the compressor be bad? The fridge is 6yrs old. Thanks

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Hello, This problem is going to be as you suspected the relay. This part is fairly cheap around $30 if you are going to do the fix yourself. The relay is mounted to the side of the compressor. I would change both the overload and relay because of the burning smell you had. If you have an appliance tech in to look at it I would say it's going to cost some where in the region of $150-$200. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!!! Mike

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