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Caffey maytag frig.mod. ed25rfxfhwoo not cooling. I replaced

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Customer: ***** ***** Caffey maytag frig.mod. ed25rfxfhwoo not cooling. I replaced defrost timer fan started working and compressor feels hot but not cooling
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I recently got ice maker working by replacing filter and can feel air circulating into refrig side
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Since the compressor is hot and the unit isn't cooling, his means that your compressor is overloading and cutting out. It will turn off for a few minutes and then try again over and over. Pull the refrigerator forward and unplug the refrigerator. Remove the lower back access panel and locate your large black round compressor. There is a small plastic box attached to the side of the compressor with several wires going into it. This is your overload relay. Pull the overload relay off the compressor and shake it. If it rattles, then it needs to be replaced. If it doesn't rattle, then you likely have a bad compressor and you'll need to call a technician in order to replace the compressor.

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