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I awoke to my refirgerator making a loud abrupt buzzing noise and a subsequent electrical, metal smell. The freezer is either defrosting or not working and I am unsure of whether the refrigerator is still cooling. There doesn't seem to be a power interruption. What might be the cause of the noise and smell?

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Take cover off the compressor electrics. you may find the relay or thermal cut-out burnt out

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