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Refridge not cooling

The refridgerator is not cooling. fan works, compressor does not seem to kick on

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Hi thanks for the question . yes look at the compressor the start relay is burnt out replace it that should solve the problem thanks the appliance doc

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That is probably the compressor relay
The relay is on the compressor and needs replaced
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Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
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