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Hotpoint fridge freezer8496s.fridge wont chill,light on.freezer ok

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  • mbherlihy Jul 03, 2008

    fridge light on freezer wont freeze, defrosted all inside. fridge side feels like it it running low or weak...hard to tell... also I hear a clicking sound every 5-10 minutes..... i have no idea what to do.

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Find a local appliance parts store..not a Sears etc...bring make/model/serial number etc...tell them what is happening and let them advise you. I recently had a problem with my Maytag stove not lighting and the guy at the local store knew exactly what the problem was...sold me the part and told me exactly how to change it myself....sure beats the big stores option of having a service guy show up for a minimum of 50.00 just to tell you that its gonna cost another 200.00 to fix. Good luck

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Its compressor relay. take off back cover. u will see compressor. (big black thing) little box with clip on it mounted to it. snap off clip w/ screwdriver. once inside gently pry off thing with wires connected to it. this is plugged into compressor. dont worry about wires popping off it needs to have a 3 in 1 installed on it anyway. shake that relay and if it sounds like theres pieces inside shaking around its bad
u may have a locked up compressor though in which case u need a new fridge

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