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My whirlpool fridge freezer won't turn on and it keeps tripping the house fuse

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You have a bad starting relay/and or the run capacitor, There is a relatively enxpensive part that replace all those parts and is better than the original. Its called a three in one. You will pull the parts attached to the compressor down to the two wires that are for 110 volts to power the compressor. The 3-1 kit comes with directions and on a whirlpool it is exactly upside down from the picture on the outside of package. The wires are colored to mak installation a snap they are very reliable, I've saved thousands of these good refigerators, and it will be on line immediatly like a new frigde but with this now being a more durable compressor cicuit. These are available at any appliance parts source just ask for the three in one for your compressor cicuit and it will be a normal stock item. It will cost about 20.00. Good luck!

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It is quite possible that your compressor motor is loading up and using more amperage than is required. hence the trip happens on start up. Try to change the main capcitor to the motor and test. If your cooling is fine and the freezer is working in order then this would solve. if not the compressor is defective and will need a change. But you will have to weigh the cost of changing to a new model with energy saving and warranty. So check this out. Good day

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