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Freezer and Fridge temps continuing to rise. We have moved all food out but everything in freezerwas melting and fridge was warm, approzching 60 degrees, freezer was rising in the 50s. No warning, this just happened suddenly. Compressor? Motor? Fridge is only about 5 yearsold.

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This is one of three issues. First when it is on do you hear a Click sound from the back of the unit and another click within a few seconds. If you hear this and no loud humming sound it is should be the start device. Another way to check for this is to unplug the unit and take off the bottom back panel (usually 1/4 in driver screws for cross tip). Once that is off you will see wires going to the side of the compressor into a little box(start device) on the compressor. Look for any signs of blacking(burnt marks). If you remove the metal clip holding the start device it should pull off. If it sounds like a baby's rattle when you shake it, its toast.
Part Number: 218721119

If these checks seem to be ok it is most likely a seal system issue and must be fixed by a Federally approved Technician.

If the Compressor is not making any noise and is cold to the touch then it could be a Defrost Control (240554502) or Refrigerator side Temp Control(5304482075)

Posted on May 27, 2011

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