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Stopped cooling but i can hear running . Unplugged for 24 hours and plugged back in but coil inside freezer is not cooling. I can see the fan in the freezer running. It was working fine two days ago.

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The overload/relay is probably bad .This is the part plugged onto the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires plugged onto it . You can easily replace this part . Be sure to have your model number when ordering .

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