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My Whirlpool Fridg. Model ED22RF has a problem. The freezer is defrosting and neither side is cold. Sounds like the compressor switch is kicking on for a second and then off but the compressor never really starts? I hear a switch engage then a humming sound for a 10 to 15 seconds and the switch kicks out.

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On the side of the compressor is it a overload or starter on the whirlpool ed2fhexlq01

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Yea that sounds like a compressor issue( under 5 year manufactrue warr.) you can try replacing te overload/relay assy mounted to the side of thecompressor , sometimes you get lucky and it works part number 4387767

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