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Side by side refrigerator

Refrigerator lights up but compressor is not running

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  • little monke Dec 22, 2008

    Lights are on in both freezer and frig, but compressor is not running. Have unplugged and plugged back up, but still no good results.

  • jpsmit Dec 25, 2008

    is this something I can do? if so where is it and how do I do it?

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It sounds like it is stuck in defrost; if so the defrost timer should be changed. or it could be the thermostat, but i would inspect the defrost timer first. they go bad all the time.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: light is on, fan runs, compressor will not come on

Below bottom grate is a defrost timer. Turn slowly clockwise until you hear compressor start. If this works, replace defrost timer.
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