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Compressor humms for about a minute then clicks off. neither the fridge or freezer are cold. What should I do?

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Compressor is faulty. It controls both the fridge and freezer. you have a minute chance that if you switch the fridge off for 30 min. and retry it would have cooled down enough to restart.

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