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Kenmore side by side compressor keeps getting hot

I replaced the start relay which was bad. compressor started running again. one day later compressor stops and gets hot again. fan wont start by itself, could this be the the problem. the fan? it runs if i push it manually but it won't start by itself.

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Your fan is stalling which in turn is over heating the compressor causing it to shut itself down. Replace the fan and make sure the coils under the fridge are clean. That should take care of the problem. Good luck

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