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Can't get the fridge to work

It starts off by making a strange noise. Like a long hum and a click. As if the compressor is attempting to come on but can't. It will do this for a couple of days then it will no longer cool or freeze. The fan is working, but blowing hot air.

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      if this solution pertains then u gotto check ur compressors...as it is de heart of a fridge...do service them....ur prob ll b solved

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