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Refridgerator freezer not geting cold

Quit all of a sudden. I have cleaned coils underneath even blew out with compressed air. all fans seem to be runing compressor is rather hot. I can hear a click and compressor runs for less than a minute and then not again for 3-4 minutes. can you help?

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  • k1ngfam Nov 16, 2008

    By the way this is a wirlpool conquest side by side

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I turned it up to the igloo setting and the compressor started vibrating. Turned it clear down then back to a setting of 4 and it seemed to work. However, still not getting cold enough.

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Your compressor has shorted out. The compressor shouldnt be scorching hot just warm. And that humming you are hearing is the compressor trying to start but it is shorted. There is nothing you can do except for replace the compressor.(or the refrigerator)

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