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FRIDGE NOT COOLING

INTERMITTANT FOR LAST WEEK OR SO SEEMS TO STOP COOLING AND THEN START COOLING AGAIN,NOTICED ICE IN TRAY HAD MELTED DOWN SOME BUT NOT ALL THE WAY, TODAY IT MADE A CLICK SOUND EACH TIME THE COMPPRESSOR WAS TRYING TO KICK ON BUT WOULD NOT GOT VERY WARM INSIDE. SO I UNPLUGGED IT AND LET IT SET FOR 3 MINUTES THEN PLUGGED IT BACK IN AND IT STARTED COOLING AGAIN AND FELT LIKE COMPRESSOR WAS RUNNING , IS THERE A RELAY OR SELONOID THAT IS STICKING? THANKS DAVE !

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Sounds like the starting device for the compressor clicking on/off not always starting, hopefully under 5 years old cause sounds like a bad compressor(full 5 yr warr on on that)

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