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Ge refrigerator won't start

Our GE refrigerator won't start. The light is on so there is power to the unit. It has been off for over three hours. Please help ASAP. We are on a boat and my freezer is full! Thanks

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  • gweng Jun 21, 2008

    The compressor won't start. It doesn't even try.

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If the compressor is running but the fridge isnt cooling, you may have damaged one of the coils so try checking the coils... hope that helps....

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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    Mark Gil Jun 21, 2008

    Besides fuses,there are relays that activate this compresorm most of them located under the hood, however, most of the compresors have a pressure control switch, if you have a small loss of refrigerant, eventually it is going to loose pressure and your compressor will not start to prevent compressor damage. Evacuate the system and refill with the correct amont of refrigerant.














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Hi,

Can you please give the model no.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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  • Priya darshan Jun 21, 2008

    If it is a frost free refrigerator it will not come on if the defrost timer is in the defrost position.

  • Priya darshan Jun 21, 2008

    Do you hear any click noise?

  • Priya darshan Jun 21, 2008

    Your refrigerator is warming up and you hear a humming sound, and maybe
    even a CLICK, coming from the compressor in back. First check the compressor start relay. If that checks good, then you’re probably looking at a bad compressor.After you’ve confirmed that the compressor is bad, you’re faced with a
    choice: replace the compressor or buy a new refrigerator. If you think you can replace the compressor yourself, then this article will help you with that.

    Goodluck..


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What do u mean?

it does not start cooling or the unit does not start itself??

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