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Whirlpool model #GT22DKXGW01 fridge. Compressor is inop, but I can hear a switch activating near the compressor. Is compress. failure common with this model?

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Copmpressor failurecommon with all refrigs regardless of manufacture, you can try replacing hte overload /relay assy, ( the box mounted on the \side of the compressor. you should also have a 5 year warr on the compressor if needed

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So you will be able to trace the path of the power to activate the compressor. however if the relay clicks and shuts off the the capacitor must be checked or replaced. However if there is a heavy drain of current- use a clamp tester meter- the compresssor can be a suspect.
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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.
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