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My fridge maytag model 12269vew1 compressor try to work but

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My fridge maytag model 12269vew1 compressor try to work but can not work
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

Good afternoon. My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you with your refrigerator today. I'm sorry to hear about your issue with your compressor. This 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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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Let me check
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 months ago.

Alright good luck. On these bottom mount units, usually the compressor itself is bad unfortunately.

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