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How long after plugging in fridge should compressor start ?

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It should start up within a couple minutes. the electronic control board controls the compressor as well as all the other functions of the refrigerator. If the refrigerator is cold when you plug it in then it may not start right away but opening the doors for a few minutes should get it to start up. If it doesn't come on after a few minutes the control board may have issues.

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