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Hi, The power went off & on several times tonight, and now our GE refrigerator seems to have a problem, possibly with the compressor. It clicks on quite noisily, starts to run & then clicks back off within 5 seconds. It's been doing this constantly since power went off & on about 3-4 times two hours ago. Is this dangerous or a fire hazard? Can I leave fridge plugged in & running until the morning, when I can have my husband check it or call a repair person? The storms are continuing & power may go off & on again, and I am concerned about safety, as I am disabled & cannot move fridge or check it myself. Thank you! Also: does fridge have a reset button??
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Kelly, I am unable to unplug the refrigerator, so what would you suggest? No smell of heat/burning or anything at present, but I can't stay up all night checking on it & obviously don't want it to overheat or be a danger. Does that happen often in your experience, & what should I watch for? It tries to come on every 5-10 mins, but only stays on a few seconds, as I said. It still seems to be cold in both sides; would it still be able to cool if the compressor was bad? Is the relay the "switch" for the compressor? Thanks...
Guru, unfortunately, I'm unable to turn it off. If you would please answer the other questions I asked in my last post that would help me; I will rate you after I receive your response to them Thanks a lot! :)