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Compressor starts to run and the compressor kicks off and then keeps trying to start and motor is hot when i touch it. it never gets cold at all. what can i do to fix this problem.

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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...

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Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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