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Old 08-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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refrig/freezer stopped cooling

I have a frigidair side by side model frs20zrg series r134a.Last night I woke up smelling something burning.I could not find the problem.Today I noticed my freezer has defrosted and both sides are not cooling.There is still power because I can hear a humming sound and the light is on.Where to start looking for the problem.Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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refrig/freezer stopped cooling

Under warranty, how old? A burning smell is rarely a good sign. If it's not cooling at all you may have burned out the compressor. Those repairs are costly. Weigh your options, it may be time for replacement.

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The refrigerator is at least 10 yrs old.I can hear it trying to cycle.It will click on for a few seconds and click off.It is trying to cool but failing.Do you think it could be the run capaciter?

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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it is either the start relay on the compressor or the compressor itself, since you had a burning smell I would suspect the realy
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