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My refrigerator motor keeps shutting on and off .Whats the problem ?

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Maybe a bad relay or compressor

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Channah, a long as it still plugged in and the motor/compressor did not burn out it may be OK, just keep an eye on it for a couple days to check it is still keeping things cold.

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The condensor fan motor is probably not running. The condensor fan keeps the compresor cooled, if the compresor gets to hot, it shuts down until it cools off and tuns back on, but will not keep temp. Heat exchange lines go in the panel between the doors to serve as a heater so the doors dont freeze shut, but when the compresor overheats, so do those lines. That would be why that panel gets so hot. Both problems will be resolved with a new condensor fan motor ( located by the compresor).

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