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I have the GDM-26 Refridge. I unplugged for a week before trying it again. But, It starts up and runs for about a minute, it cools the fridge down about 10 degrees and then shuts the compressor off. The fan continues to run underneath. Then after 20 seconds or so, the compressor tries to start back up and dims the lights in the cooler for a second or two and then kicks off again. It keeps repeating this process every 20-30 seconds. I was having a problem of the fridge freezing things a few weeks before this all started. I adjusted the temp. control to it's warmest setting with no cure.

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  • kllindberg4 Sep 11, 2010

    After I got it home from the sale in Nevada, It sat for a week before I plugged it into the 110 Volt outlet. It had been working great for about 3 months before all this started. I cleaned the fins off the bottom of all the dust. When it malfunctioned, It heated the inside of the fridge enough to blow up a case or two of soda.

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The problem you are facing usually occurs after the refridgerator has been moved around and put on immediately after it was moved or when the compressor is short on gas.
If either of the two suggestions above is not the case then check the voltage which is being supplied by your electricity company if it is upto 220 or 110 depending on your country if it is below that then make a formal complaint to your electricity company and purchase a voltage regulator for the device. You can get some at any electronic store for about $25 to $50 depends on the size you want.
Hope this solution has been helpful?

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    Rockme Sep 11, 2010

    If it was not moved recently then that is out of the question get an expert to check the gas level in the compressor and if there are any leakages in the compressor line. Then also the current which is being supplied.
    Hope this helps?

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