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Steve728

10:23AM | 01/02/07
Member Since: 01/01/07
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I had a power outage and now my compressor seems to be kicking out as soon as it kicks in. The refrigerator is working and the fan inside the freezer is running, but I don't think the freezer is working. I don't know how long power was out, but I am guessing it was 5-6 hours. We have had power outages before but nothing like this has happened. We have a towel under the fridge,cause it is producing a water puddle, acting like it is defrosting.

DanO

05:18PM | 01/02/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** I had a power outage and now my compressor seems to be kicking out as soon as it kicks in. **

Disconnect power from the appliance for 10-15 minutes to allow the compressor to cool down. If it doesn't start right up when plugged in again, leave it unplugged until it can be serviced. Allowing it to click on and off for any length of time can damage the compressor (if it isn't already the problem) make repair most likely not worthwhile ($$$+).

** The refrigerator [section] is working **

It won't for long. All the cooling for the whole appliance takes place in the freezer and it requires the compressor to be running. Only a small portion of the freezer air is circulated into the fridge compartment to cool it.

** We have a towel under the fridge,cause it is producing a water puddle, acting like it is defrosting. **

That's what it will do without the compressor running.

JMO

Dan O.

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