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WHERE OR WHO DO YOU CALL

TO FIX THAT COMPRESSOR THINGY YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT? I AM GONNA TRY TO FIX MY FRIDGE..IT IS A WHIRLPOOL SIDE BY SIDE AND PANEL SEALED IN REAR

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If your referring to the compressor start relay the part number you need is 8201786 and can be purchased thru any local appliance parts dealer also you could check Sears.com or thru whirlpool.
this is a plug and play part for the majority of whirlpool refrigerators and there are good instructions included with the part.
good luck Peyton 

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