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I have a GE Profile French Door refrigerator model PFS22SISBSS. It

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I have a GE Profile French Door refrigerator model PFS22SISBSS.
It has stopped cooling. Refrigerator temp 55F , freezer 37F. It does not respond to manual adjustment. There is a also a intermittent "clicking " sound coming from the back of the unit. Any ideas
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This means that your compressor is overloading and cutting out. It will turn off for a few minutes and then try again over and over. Pull the refrigerator forward and unplug the refrigerator. Remove the lower back access panel and locate your large black round compressor. There is a small plastic box attached to the side of the compressor with several wires going into it. This is your overload relay. Pull the overload relay off the compressor and shake it. If it rattles, then it needs to be replaced. If it doesn't rattle, then you likely have a bad compressor and you'll need to call a technician in order to replace the compressor.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If the overload relay is the problem, can I get the part and fix it myself.?

If you're handy you certainly can do that. But if you need a compressor, that is not something you can fix yourself.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The overload relay doesn't seem to rattle. Is it obvious or should I just replace the part? Is the refrigerator worth the repair cost of a new ?




A relay is only about $50 and a compressor is about $550 so if you wanted to be 100% certain, I'd just replace the relay since that is something you can do yourself and is much much cheaper than the compressor.