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Freezer and refrigerator not cooling.

Compressor comes on every 5 minutes or so, runs for 5 seconds and then cuts off.

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Are you sure that the compressor actually runs, if it does start up and run, I would suspect a blockage in the refrigerant tubing around the filter drier where it is reduced to capillary tubing. If the compressor is just trying to come on, then switching of, I would try changing the starter relay first.

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