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My fridge stopped cooling, there is No air coming out of the vents. The fan in the back next to the compressor is on, but the compressor is hot to the touch. the 3 in 1 start relay is warm to the touch also. What do you think the problem is and is it something that I may be able to fix inexpensively?

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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