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My fridge compressor is not...
My fridge compressor is not starting..anything I can try before calling a pro?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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If you did not include a model # XXXXX your question please do on you second reply if possible,this helps us serve you faster.

 

is there a clicking or buzzing comming from the compressor?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I see no model # XXXXX Admiral/frostless. The compressor is not making any sounds and the inside of the fridge is very warm...currently plugged in.
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
do you have a volt meter?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
ok do you know anyone with one? you need to check the power to the compressor,
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
will get one and get back to you.
Appliance Technician: Bryan, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
ok I have to go out and will be back later,
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