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My small Haier refrigerator Model AES44B (that we use only

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My small Haier refrigerator Model AES44B (that we use only for keeping drinks cold) is not working. It defrosted overnight. I cleaned up the water and dried everything off. When I plug it in the light works and I hear "clicks" now and then like it is trying to run/kick on but nothing happens.

Any suggestions? I love my little fridge.

Thank you so much for any help you can provide.

Randy 43 :

hello, does it ckick every few minutes and try to start for 8-10 secs then clicks off again?

Customer:

No, I only hear a click every few seconds and nothing happens so I just unplugged it.

Randy 43 :

the black compressor at the back of the fridge is it running? should be vibrating and warm..

Customer:

No, it is not running, vibrating, or warm.

Randy 43 :

you need the compressor then, if it cant start that is what clicks on and off,if the compressor cant start the fridge wont cool at all

Customer:

Well, I guess I am down and out and should shop for another fridge. This work is no doubt more expensive than just purchasing another fridge. Is that your take on my situation?

Randy 43 :

how old is the fridge?

Customer:

About 5 years old. It is just one of those tiny ones (like a dorm room size) that we use only for cold drinks. We only paid around $100 for it.

Randy 43 :

yes, then its definately time for a new one, compressor itself costs more than that , plus labour and freon

Customer:

Well, I was hoping you would tell me about some magic reset button that I needed to push :-). I appreciate your time and the money I am spending here is certainly worth it. Thank you so much.

Customer:

Thanks again, and I am pressing the "accept" button. Later.

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