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Fridge is not running at all

Lights are on both top and bottom, but the fridge it's just not running! Why is that? Is there a switch somewhere?

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If you dont here the fan there is two answers. Either your temp switch or the cheap frigidaire compressor that is in your wonderful fridge is dead. No offence but it is true frigidaire is bottom end for compressors and I hope I am wrong and they put a whirlpool or ge in there and a temp switch is at fault.

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