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Fridge issues im having a fridge issue, plugged it in worked great next day nothing. freezer melted fridge went bad and now its blowing out air but its not cold or hot air...and i dont know how to tell if a compressor is shot or anything else. i took the back panel off and when i put my ear to the computer board i hear a humming sound and the board is warm...also is there supposed to be a green wire with a metal ring at the end just dangling?

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Hi adamvovo.
It sounds like the compressor isn't running. The way you can tell if it is or not, is to pull the back off of the refrigerator, and listen, or put your hand on the compressor. It's the small black thing at the bottom, with tubes running into and out of it.
If you don't feel a vibration, or if it cold to the touch after it has been plugged in for awhile, the compressors' bad, or some circuit which controls it.
Greg.

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