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Neither fridge nor freezer working .fan at back on bottom runs for about two seconds then clicks offwhen iunplug and plug it back in

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Your ptc overload relay on the compressor body needs to be replaced and hope this takes care of it and the compressor isn't locked up

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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First, you need to clean your condensing coil. You did not provide a model number so you either have a flat cooling coil in the front bottom, or a canister type in the back right hand side. This coil dissipates the heat. If it is plugged up your compressor and fans will run trying to keep up with the unit temperature settings. This can make a difference as much as 40 degrees. The toe plate, bottom front is either held in place with a screw on each end. If no screws, there is a clip on each end. Just pull and it will pop out.

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3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
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