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Electrical unit attached to compressor keeps making a spark(clicking sound) Fridge & freezer slowly stopped cooling during the day and is now down to 0 cool.

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    This is a mini-fridge made by Haier. The clicking sound occurs every 10 to 30 seconds and is coming from the relay switch attached to the compressor. I did detach it from the unit and shook it and only heard a faint click. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Overload thermal protector is tripping out. When a mechanical refrigerator is unplugged it should remain unplugged for 5-10 minutes to allow the refrigerant pressure to equalize. If you unplug it and then plug it right back in the overload will open on and off until the pressure in the system balance to the point where the compressor will start.

This protector is a two way protector. It opens on Over current and or over temperature. If a condenser is plugged with dust , hair or what ever the fan which circulates the air for cooling the system will not move enough air to keep the compressor with-in operating temperature range. The thermal protector will open.

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