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If the compressor is humming till it makes a clicking noise then stops humming for a few minutes, if it keeps repeating this You either need a start relay or the compressor has gone bad if You post the model number I can locate a relay for You.
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Whirlpool makes Kitchenaid and around the time Your refrigerator was made they had a problem with the relays this kit will fix all models and comes with instructions to figure out which pieces to use and how to connect them
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P.S. This was easy to spot if you remove the old relay from the side of the compressor and shake it, it will sound like it has a bunch of little pieces rattling around in it.
The sound You will hear is the PTC disc that failed.
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