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Side by side refrigerator/freezer

I came home after being gone for about 36 hrs. to find thick black and red fluids draining from under my refrigerator and all the food in the freezer thawed. Before I left I had noticed that the refrigerator was making a clicking noise, but had no time to deal with it at that time.

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You're compressor is not restarting.  It might be defective or the start cap or start relay is bad.

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