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Light is on, but the unit will not operate. I unplugged it yesterday to defrost. after defrosting and cleaning, it just will not turn on

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Your description of the problem means that the current is reaching the fridge but thats all. Either the wiring is faulty or the compressor is disconnected. Either way, you have to call the help as such matters are best handled by them.
Also there is a rotatory switch that controls the temp (the rheostat). If you turn it anti clock wise then it can also switch off the fridge. The lights will come on but the compressor will not run. Just like you have now. So please check this rheostat.

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