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My kenmore Coldspot Mod# 106.53592300 had a burning smell this morning, the compressor makes a clicking sound, is this normal?

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Most likely changing these parts in this photo=> 106.53592300 Compressor Area and Components
Picture # 13 is=> 4387835 Overload w/relay

My kenmore Coldspot Mod# 106.53592300 - sea_breeze_123.jpg

The run capacitors in photo show two and I would have someone test them there is no reason to pay the prices listed when you can supplement a run capacitor very cheap at a refrigeration supply store locally. If you have question please ask, and please rate this solution, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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The compressor relay is likely faulty. It is mounted directly to the LH side of the compressor. YOu will need to replace it.


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