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Refridgerator/freezer not cooling

HI I have been reading on the site and it sounds like the relay for our compressor might be shot, locking up the compressor (no cooling in either side, and there is an intermittent clicking sound). It is late at night and not a time when I can get a repairman, but I am wondering if it is dangerous to leave the fridge plugged in until morning, or if I should unplug it overnight. Thanx,
-Mikey

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  • MikeyCP Mar 16, 2008

    Thanx very much. I unplugged it and got a service guy around in the morning. He replaced the relay and we're back in business!
    -Mikey

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    have the same problem, replaced the relay, so far so good thanks



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Have the same problem replaced the compressor relay, so far so good thanks

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It sounds like a faulty compressor and yes you should unplug it until the service man.

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