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Maytag MFC2061HES Not cooling Either Fridge or Freezer

I have checked both doors to make sure they were sealing they are,  It makes a sound ever 1-2 mins like its trying to start up and it just kinda buzzes then the buzzing stops with a click.  Is it doomed?

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Replace the relay on the compressor and it should start working.

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