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Oil cooler/compressor turns on, and runs for 45 seconds, then clicks off. No Refrigeration. front grill was dirty, we are hoping after cleaning and coolinf it down it will start again?

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  • Donna McLaren Nov 08, 2010

    Hi Tim, Thanks for your answer, we are trying what you suggested. Also have a fan, trying to cool it.

  • Donna McLaren Nov 08, 2010

    We took out a connector part, it's a cube. it rattles when we shake it maybe this needs replacing?

  • Donna McLaren Nov 08, 2010

    We did get another part, although the appilance fellow wasn't very helpful. Anyway the new part didn't quite fit, but by taking the old onfe apart, we could see pieces, of the magnesium disc. We just traded it into the original part and the fridge is up and working again. just have to keep learning stuff:)



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Yes many times just dirt and dust can cause the compressor not to work. Make sure you to get behind / under that grill, usually with a vacuum or something similar and get all the cobwebs and dust out of there you possibly can. Check the back of the fridge as well and get all dust out that you can...

This should definitely help that compressor get back to running normally.

Thanks, let me know if you have any questions or concerns, just reply to my answer here and I will be right back with you.


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    Tim Grayson Nov 08, 2010

    Sounds good!


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    Tim Grayson Nov 08, 2010

    That definitely is a good sign that it's probably failed, you should be able to take it to an appliance shop and have them identify it and verify it is bad, but it sure sounds like you found the culprit!


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    Tim Grayson Nov 08, 2010

    Fantastic! That's what I like to hear.

    If possible please come back to the question here and click the Accept This Solution button, it should be below my answer here.

    That shows I helped with your question.

    Thanks so much!




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