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i plug in the refrigerator it will run for 30 seconds then

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i plug in the refrigerator it will run for 30 seconds then shut off?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

Hi thanks for the question.

What make of fridge do you have.

and the model # XXXXX

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ge model #pb14stb
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

You said it ran all day but was not cold when you checked it?

I have to leave for 1 hr I will be back.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

it got cold to about 34 degrees. I unplugged the frig over night. went in this morning to c if it would work and the same thing ran for 30 seconds then shut off. I can hear something clicking when it shut off


Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.
When a fridge clicks like that its the starting relay on the compressor.It will click like that if it was on and you unplugged and plugged it back in right away.but if it sat all night then you turned it on and it clicked its the relay or the find out if it is the relay you will have to replace it .
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