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My Kenmore side by side refrigerator is not freezing nor cooling.

Not sure how to get model number, copied these off back: 42159-054879/P50394000C0 50364/0003249175. Fridge has filtered ice/water on left side. the fan at the back of the freezer above the coils is working. I checked the Tecumseh compressor TP110AR003A8/TPD1390YXA. When the fridge isn't working, the compressor buzzes for maybe 10 seconds and then clicks off. strangely, if i leave it plugged in, every couple days the buzzing will stop and the fridge/freezer will cool again. please help, and if you can please tell me what compressors cost/installation if that's the issue, i'd appreciate it! trying to save $, am unemployed! many thanks!

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The model you posted does not help me much but a rough estimate would be (from Sears) about $400.00 for the compressor + about $225.00 Serv Call and Labor. Possibly another $15.00 access valve and then tax.
The problem you have is that the compressor is locking up then it may run again for a short time. It will eventually lock up and not run again. If you can prove it is (by receipt) that it is less than 5 years old, Sears will repair it free under the sealed system warranty.
The model # and serial # should be on a sticker in the top front of the ref section. If not then on the left wall or right wall top front of ref section.

If this helped please rate me good. supertechks

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