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Fridge lights are on,fan blows,but compressor don`t start

It quit after two years

how does the grill come off front?
looks dirty.....there was a dog living there.
could it be something simple to fix? cheap?
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Freezer is freezing up, Refrigerator is cool, but not enough to cool food. Replaced the condeser fan. Lights are blinking on the front panel and wondering if any knows how to re-set or any other solutions?

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Came home and all the ice has melted in icemaker and everything defrosted. Some cold air is blowing, but not much. A distinct clicking noise happens every few minutes. No power outage and we tried...

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8 When the fridge is out from the wall (you will want to sweep and mop what you see back there)
9 Remove the cardboard cover from the rear. (You will likely need 1/4 inch or 5/16 inch nut driver to remove hex head screws). Observe the cardboard covor as you will need to bend it to remove, after the screws holding it are off. (You may also want to wear gloves keep fiberglass from getting onto your skin.)
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10 Now after all that,(which really doesn't take long). You will be looking at a black metal case with small pipes running out of it. That is the compressor.
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11 If there is a Condenser Fan (usually on side-by-side refrigerators) then finding out if it works or not will be part of the diagnostic steps.
12 Plug in the fridge after it has cooled down completely (several hours) and see if the compressor comes on.
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13 Check to see if there is an obstruction to it turning (such as a small toy). If there was an obstruction, plug the fridge back in and see if the fan now turnes. If it does, you have likely repaired the broken component.
14 If the fan blades does not turn, unplug the fridge again and replace the condenser fan motor.
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15 When done replacing it (or removing the obstruction), make sure the back cardboard panel is reinstalled. It is vital to the efficient operation of the fridge.

16 Plug the fridge back in. Give it two hours of running time to see if it will start to cool. Probably will. If not, there could have been a refrigerant leak. If so, only a professional is licensed to do the work. If there is a refrigerant leak, then the repair is likely not recommended.
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