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maytag fridge wont cool
Hello..It is my Pleasure To Be Working With You Today....Have you happen to notice a clicking sound previously at the lower rear back section of the fridge..?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes, a for 2 sec then click

Ok great ..This means the relay or the compressor itself is faulty..Go around back..Remove the lower panel..Replace the relay ..It is mounted on the side of the compressor it pulls directly off..If once replacing the relay and you still have the same problem..Then unfortunately this means the compressor is at fault.

Number 4 is the relay..Unplug the fridge..Remove the back panel..Disconnect the relay from the compressor (Black Round Tank)..Replace the relay..Like I said if you still have the same problem then this means the compressor is at fault..Unfortunately this is the only way to trouble shoot this problem..Also please remember to rate my answer to you at "OK" or better before leaving today so that I may be credited through the system..Thanks Bob



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The clicking sound you are hearing is the relay shutting down after a few attempts to start the compressor...That is why you will hear the clicking come on then pause then click again..This means the compressor is not starting..Either due to a faulty (hard starting Compressor) or the relay being damaged...Basically you have a 50/50 chance of repair by replacing the relay..Thanks For rating my answer to you..Goodluck on your repair..Bob