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I have small Refrig Whirlpool Model ETOMSRXTBOO made in Dec 2007. It is not cooling. It tries to start but you can immediately hear it click off. Prior to not cooling at all - it would cycle on and off quickly for a few days. What is the likely problem? - is it something that can be easily fixed? or will it cost more to fix than it is worth? only cost about $ 350

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Sounds to me like its your start relay. #15 on the schematic (click to view)

Easy way to tell if the start relay is bad is by simply removing it from the compressor’s control pod and shaking it. If you hear any rattling, it’s fried.

The other, more ominous possibility is that the compressor itself is to blame. You can check this with your ohm meter. Set it on the lowest setting and then measure the resistance between each of the three pegs sticking out from the compressor in the control pod– the same ones that the start relay and overload connect to. Should read something in the low ohms. If the reading between any two pegs is infinite resistance, then one of the windings in the compressor motor is burned out. You should also measure from one of the compressor pegs to ground with your ohm meter on the highest setting. If you read anything, the compressor has developed a path to ground and is bad.

good luck

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