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AmanaD545M Runs but no water comes out

Took the back off. The compressor is running but is extremely hot. Coils are warm. Is the compressor bad. The appliance is less than 3 years old and only used from May to November each year. Purchased 7/3/06.

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If the compressor is running and the coils dont cool, then you have a refrigerant leak or a plugged capillary tube. it would cost more to fix than to but a new one. sorry but its time for a new one.

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