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Pull the refrig out and remove the back panel . On the side of the compressor , is the overload/relay . Carefully pry this piece off , as it will come off in pieces , due to burning . Part number 12002784 , is the replacement .

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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    Mike Smith Nov 17, 2009

    The smell could also be the plastic liner , behind the inside rear freezer panel , melting or disfiguring , due to the heat from the defrost heater . You will need to remove the inside rear freezer panel ( 2 screws ) , and inspect the left and right side , by the heater . If melting or burning spots , Cut a 4 " X 8 " piece of aluminum ( I used the lower panel of a dishwasher kick plate ) , and insert on both sides , to block the heat from the liner .

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