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KitchenAid fridg compressor heating up

Hi. My KitchenAid fridg stopped cooling...getting power, but not cooling at all. I checked the coils, and they were a bit dusty, but nothing to prevent total failure. I noticed when I pulled he rear cover off that the compressor was smokin' hot. Any thoughts?

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If the compressor is very hot, it sounds like it may be locked up. Is there an external fan next to it that is not running. this will cause the comp. to overheat, like a dirty coil, which it sounds like you checked out. There is a thermal overload on the compressor. Its underneath the little plastic cover that the wires go to. It protects the compressor from a meltdown. It also has a relay in there. If you have an amp meter you can check this by waiting for it to cool off and clamp it on one of the compressor wires.when it clicks on, If the amps soar over 20 very quickly, and then stops. Its a locked compressor and the thermal overload is cutting it out. If you don't have a volt/amp meter, then try replacing the relay as its pretty cheap. But I would bet on the comp. as long as the fan is running.

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