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Freezer The compressor in my freezer tries to turn on but only stays on for about a minute then shuts off. What is wrong?

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Chances are you have a bead compressor, you can try to replace the starting device (overload relay assy). mounted to side of the compressor, usually about 50-100 bucks. sometimes it works sometimes nada!! and for how long it will work no one can tell. check you manual and see when oyu purchased, most refrigs came with 5 year coverage on compressor assy, costly repair w/o warr

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