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The compressor has gone bad... it probably will not be worth replacing it...a new unit will be cheaper...
\012 Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then checkout the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Unit runs for a period of time, then it causes the circuit breaker to blow

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I have found this unit overheating multiple times. Each time the coils were not totally frosted, but defrosted them with hair dryer and restarted. Unit runs fine for weeks. Last time, discovered the fan in freezer was not running. Unplugged, plugged back in and unit cooled to setpoint. Is this a circuit board issue or fan problem.

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Is the compressor fan running the whole time? are the door seals hot at all?oh wait a minute you said after 18 hours the compressor shuts off goes into its normal defrost mode around this time which shuts the compressor off and then the interior he ... Electrolux Icon 42'' Professional Built-In Refrigerator Free Delivery

I have a Whirlpool side by side fridge-serial SR3258979. It has blown the electric circuit over the weekend. However if it is disconnected and later reconnected it works again,one time for a day but usually shorter period before blowing the circuit again. I have tried switching every other current using facility off and it still eventually blows the circuit.

When you mean electrical circuit, do you mean the circuit of your house? Well regardless, check the wiring of specifically at the lower back of the fridge where most of the power lines are found. Check also for the box at the bottom which the relay ... Whirlpool Refrigerators

I have a SubZero 690, approx 11 years old. It has tripped the circuit breaker twice, approximately 5 month apart. No additional load on the 20 amp breaker at the time. Can you suggest if it is the unit, the circuit breaker or the line? Thanks.

Good day,\015\0125 months surely doesn't point to the machine. I would check the wiring and replace the breaker and retest.\015\012Breakers can become weak from age. They are by definition a heat operated device. Due to just happenstance ... Sub-Zero 690 Side by Side Refrigerator

Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator model #57582. Unit will not blow any air, you can hear the compressor running but no air blows. The water dispenser will not work whenever this happens. It has happened about 4 times and always starts working again in about 8 hours. However this time it was not started working, it's been off about 16 hours. Whenever this happens all the lights work even the water dispenser light.

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Hello,\015\012\015\012How long have you had this hooked up and used it? Was it new? How long of a cord are you using?\015\012\015\012Matt ... Refrigerators

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Hi, Most likely the outlet has a loose wire or the cord for the refridgerator has a loose wire. Check the outlet on the wall see if it moves at all or has any loose wires in the back...if that looks ok replace the cord to the refridgerator.\015\012\0 ... Refrigerators

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Compressor stopped running in GE GSS25KGMC WW side by side. Fans run. Is there an inline fuse to check? A circuit breaker anywhere? The unit isn't that old.

Remove the main control board , and look on the soldered side , behind the small black boxes . You will be looking for a " bullseye" which is a pin , where the solder has become unsoldered around it . If you find it , resolder and it should work . If ... GE GSS25KGMBB / GSS25KGMWW / GSS25KGMCC Side by Side Refrigerator

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Maytag MSD2756DE refrigerator start relay keeps failing. Suspicion is that very short (1-5 second) interruptions in the electric supply are the cause My question: Would an appropriately sized uninterruptable power supply installed in the line between the refrigerator and the circuit breaker box resolve the issue? Since the maximum current draw for the unit is 7.2 amps, it would seem that a UPS which could supply 800 watts should be enough to solve the problem. Given that the maximum current

An interruption in the power supply would usually show in other electrical fixtures in the house. A UPS is not recommended for a power back up on a refrigerator. The condition you describe usually indicates that either the compressor is w ... Maytag Refrigerators

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