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Kenmore side by side runs then stops

I have a Kenmore side by side Model #10653652300 and it runs awhile then shuts off only to kick back on after a few minutes. Any help ?

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  • Alaska83 Nov 18, 2008

    The refrigerator no freezer will get colder than room temperature but the motor is running and the compressor will kick on for maybe 30 seconds and then kick off for approximately 3 minutes. I vacummed out the coils and they were pretty dirty but now it still wont get cold and the compressor keeps cycling multiple short cycles but does not get either the freezer or fridge cold. I have the controls set one notch past factory recommended setting. The lights are all on and motor runs so there is power. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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When you say runs awhile, how long? What is shutting off all power or just compressor?

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