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Changed relay, but fridge stops cooling after 5 minutes. What could be the problem?

Joined
Jan 29, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Los Angeles
Model Number
HDR1040W
Brand
Magic Chef
Age
1-5 years
My fridge was not cooling, so I change the relay. Now when I plug in the fridge, it starts cooling the freezer. The fridge thermostat turns on too, but then after five minutes the fridge thermostat turns off. And all cooling stops too. I'm not sure what could be the problem here? It is defrosted, no ice build up. I am a student, I have no experience fixing fridges, I was able to fix the relay thanks to Youtube videos. I just noticed that the fan does not run at all when turned on, is this what could be causing all the problems? I should replace the fan motor? Any suggestions on how to double check this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
106,380
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

HDR1040W does not pull up as good, please recheck it.

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

Jake
 
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