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Danfoss compressor in Hotpoint RFA fridge freezer is humming but won't start. What is most likely cause. The unit is 18 months old, just out of guarantee Arnal.

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Assuming the relay is ok and relay is unlikely to fail in 18 months, i'm afraid you have a compressor fault

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