Compressor is not working. Should I unplug the refrigerator for safety reasons?

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    The answer is yes it should be unplugged. Have you tried unplugging and waiting a while and plugging back in? Sometimes after a cool down scroll compressors will restart and run for months occasionally but failure to start is the wake up that it needs service possibly a capacitor, possibly the compressor itself and even a damaged wire could be a cause if any appliance is not functioning it should be unplugged or power removed for safety.
    – Ed Beal
    Apr 7 at 14:51

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Yes, absolutely! I cannot imagine why you would want to keep it plugged in anyway if it's not working. All that can possibly do is cause more damage.

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