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Mulitple problems with my side by side

Our frigidaire gallery side by side is a few years old by our estimate (it came with house we bought two years ago). We've had to call a repair guy about 3 times for problems with the fridge not cooling (freezer wasn't cooling and ice in icemaker tray melted and we found a puddle of water on the floor that had leaked from ice dispenser).

First time he had to replace a relay or starter(?), second time he had to replace the compressor, and the third time he replaced a relay(?) with a tubelike thing that has wires coming out of it and says "3 in 1 relay starter" or something on it. The repair guy said that it helps "boost" the compressor. Recently we noticed that the compressor was trying to start, we heard a clicking noise and it wouldn't start. Finally, it started after about 20 minutes. I'm worried that this is going to be an on-going problem, I've been reading that this model has lots of problems/defects and I'm afraid that we're going to keep shelling out cash when it may just be cheaper to replace it.

Any advice, insight or input?
thanks, ER

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Sorry to hear you had so many problems. but DONT LET THAT GUY NEAR YOUR REFRIGERATOR!! If he indeed replaced the compresser it should have come with a new start relay and overload that would have been installed at the time the compresser was replaced. the kit he put on was a Hard start kit for compressers having problems staerting up .....but you stated he Just replaced the compresser right? so why should you need a hard start kit installed? the compresser may not be installed properly or the coreect freon charge placed in the unit. or has a leak in his solder joints but by no means should you have to install a hard start kit on a NEW compresser Hope this helps you. BTW Did he give you any Warrty.? if so you should not pay him anything until he fixes the problem

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