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GTL18JCPVRBC (Fridge). Less than 5 years old! Burnt Plastic

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GTL18JCPVRBC ('Fridge). Less than 5 years old! Burnt Plastic smell and now is not working. Fairly clean underneath. Wondering if it could be compressor unit or if it is time to get a new appliance?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
Are you able to pull the unit out away from the wall and take the rear panel off and check to see if the compressor is running or not?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Pulled it out. Compressor is warm to the touch but does not sound like it is kicking over (if that makes sense).
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
does it do any clicking?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I heard a faint click. But not the normal sound you hear when it "kicks" on.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

ok ,then yes it may be the compressor .

How old is the unit?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Approx. 5 years old.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

Yes with the AGEof the unit it is out of warranty .

Your best bet is to just replace the unit .

A replacement would cost over $600, 700

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