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side by side refrigerator compressor starts up, then stops

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side by side refrigerator compressor starts up, then stops after just a few seconds of run time. When it stops, it shuts off with a loud click. Could a bad relay be causing this problem?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 5 years ago.
Hi, thanks for using Please remember, I do not get paid for my time and expertise until you accept. Yes, you may have a faulty relay or the compressor is faulty. If you provide a model number, I can get you the correct relay for your model.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Where is the relay located? How do I get to it to take it out and replace it?
Expert:  Kelly replied 5 years ago.
If you can post the model number, I can get you pictures and specific instructions.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  Kelly replied 5 years ago.
Number 30 in the picture is the relay. It is mounted on the LH side of the compressor. It is pictured and available at the link below.

Relay/Start Device

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