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Hotpoint freezer My freezer was turned off for about 1/2 hour while we did electrical around house now it just keeps clicking at the back...trying to turn on I guess. Is there a reset button or do I have to buy a new freezer? This on is about 20 years old. Thankyou

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The compressor needs to cool off before it will restart. Leave it unpluged for a couple hours to see if it will restart.

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