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When the refrig compressor tries to kick on it immediately kicks off..is this a relay switch?

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With whirlpool, yes. You probably hear a hum then a click afterards. This is a really common problem with this brand. Unplug the machine and take the relay which is located on the side of the compressor off. once you have done that shake it. If you hear any rattling or see any kind of black stuff come out of it replace the relay. This is a really easy job. If you have never had it changed before then I'm 99% sure thats the only problem you'll have.

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A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
It does a lot of clicking (trying to start over and over again)
If thats what is happening with yours
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
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
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