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Have an almost new Sanyo Eclipse 4.4 Cubic Ft. refrigerator. Power turns on but does not get cold. Someone suggested the compressor might be locked up. Can I tap the compressor with a hammer to get it going. Any suggestions on what I can do. I lost my receipt so I cannot return it.

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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay. Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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