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Freezer/Refigerator not working

Ok, started off yesterday evening with the freezer leaking water through the closed door. We kept the door shut but it just kept on. The temperature in there eventually unthawed everything. So, then this morning I check the fridge part, well, its temperature had started going up too. By the time I checked it again two hours later, everything was barely under room temperature. The power is on, lights are working, I unplugged and plugged back in. The "blower" if thats even what its called is blowing you can hear it and feel it with your hand in the freezer and the fridge. It just isnt cooling it down to where it needs to be. Any suggestions? Hubby wants to buy a new one but as much money as we paid for this thing I think it can be fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

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Re: Freezer/Refigerator not working

You need to check if the compressor is running. If it is not the relay on the compressor might be blown out. That is a very comon part on whirlpool made units. Unplug the unit and remove the cover on the compressor and take the relay off. If you shake it and you hear a lot of noise from it like small rocks the relay is bad. Its not a expensive part ti replace.

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