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refrigerator and freezer not cooling compressor hot and evaporator

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refrigerator and freezer not cooling
compressor hot and evaporator is cool
there is a clicking noise going on
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to help you with your concern. I'm available M - F in the evening and weekends vary.


If you have a clicking noise and a hot compressor, the relay is either bad, or the compressor is bad. You can unplug the unit, then pull the relay off the compressor. Shake the relay to see if it sounds broken. You can verify this with a meter. The overload is what is clicking.

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