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Smeg fridge i tured my fridge off to do some cleaning ,for about 15 minutes and then i turned it back on again but now the compressor has failed to start upabout 3 hrs . the compressor is quite warm to the touch.

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Did you unplug it or turn the thermostat off?let me know-mike

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