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Maytag refrigerator clicking

Not cooling, constant click. both fridge and freezer are not cooling. fan is blowing, but wont lower tempature. Any suggestions out there. 2003 model.

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  • golden2401 Jul 16, 2008

    Noticed my kenmore side by side leaking, only to discover the compressor not kicking in. Compressor was very hot to the touch. Took the start switch out and then put it back, let the compressor cool and then plugged the fridge back in. The compresor went on for 15 seconds and then I heard the start switch trip. How do I know if it is the switch or the compressor not finctioning??

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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.

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