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Refrigerator and freezer won't get cold

Power and lights are on the fan is on but compressor will not kick in

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Check the compressor for voltage and make sure that it is getting power. If it is getting power and not starting then the compressor is shot and the cost to replace is about 450 to 600 to replace. If that has voltage but you want to double check you can check the relay on the back of the unit and make sure that it has power going to it and from it. Then you know for sure that the compressor is gone

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