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State the causes of compressor not working properly

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1) weak or worn out starter relay module.

2) compressor too small fridge *(common on energy star units) leading to early failure/wear out.

3) compressor working again defrost unit stuck on defrost.

Modules can be replaced and offer a temp fix....but most of the time its a sign the compressor is ailing and will fail outright.

If you have a diagram of the fridge you can unplug the defrost unit and see it things improve.

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