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Amana side by side compressor not running

Compressor clicks and is hot. No cooling. Cooling fings were all fuzzed up. I cleaned. Help!

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I have a older unit (7yrs) The cooling fan runs but the compressor will not.

    you can here the switch click but nothing happens.

  • elaggahjoh Jun 08, 2008

    Refrigerator Will not run, get cold, cant do anything.

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Cleaning the fins is always good. Is the fan by the compressor running? It needs to help cool the compressor. The description you mention sounds like the compressor is overheated and tripping the thermal overload on the compressor. See if you can turn if off for a day to let it all return to room temp then see if the compressor kicks on. If it was overheated it should run again for a while before overheating again. Let us know how that works and we can go from there.

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