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Kenmore side by side refrigerator (model 50542001)

This unit currently keeps causing the circuit breaker tripped. Just happened this morning. Do not why?
Could somebody help?

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    The refrigerator just stooped working. It had tripped the circuit breaker, but now the breaker is staying on while the refrigerator is plugged in, but nothing is coming on. Does the refrigerator itself have a breaker?

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THE SUSPECT YOUR COMP HAS LOCKED UP AND IS TRIPPING THE BREAKER,IF YOU HAVE A METER YOU CAN CHECK THE AMP DRAW,LOOK ON THE COMP. AND YOU WILL SEE THE LRA DRAW-MIKE

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