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Amana refirgerator/freezer combo not working properly

This morning we heard a clicking noise coming from our refrigerator. By this afternoon, the freezer portion was completely thawed out and the refrigerator fan isn't blowing at all. Is it time to get a new one or is this repairable?

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  • andy_foulger Dec 10, 2008

    The start relay is showing 12 ohms but increases as I hold the leads on the relay. Do you think this is a bad relay?

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It sounds like a bad: 

  • start switch (on the side of the compressor) or
  • compressor itself
the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.
  • so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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