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The compressor just died i took a look at it and noticed a little black box attached to the compressor was kind of melted so i cheked it out and it defenatly smelled like burned wires

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Mar 31, 2011

    This is probably the relay and / or start capacitor. Sounds like replacing this part would solve the problem. More info, let me know.




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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.

If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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