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I have a fridgidaire refrigerator. The compressor keeps cycling

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I have a fridgidaire refrigerator. The compressor keeps cycling on and off. I smell plastice burning and see some smoke from the electrical connection at the side of the compressor.
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Can you give me a minute to look up this model number please.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Ok the problem here is the start relay has failed (common problem) this will need to be replaced.

To do this remove the retaining clip, then pull the start device off the side of the compressor, disconnect the wires then pull the capacitor off. You can then replace the start relay in reverse order.

Click here to order the replacement start relay

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