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FREEZER AT 36 FRIDGE AT 31

THE MOTOR IS RUNNING BUT DONT HEAR THE COMPRESSOR COMING ON

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  • STEF5765 Jan 28, 2008

    You hear the motor running, but dont hear the compressor come on. The freezer is defrosting, and the fridge is getting warmer. When you try to program the digital display, it programs, but never reaches the desired temp.

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Motor might not be driving the compressor really dont know what you mean

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