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Fridge not cooling

I have a whirlpool side by side both fridge and freezer not cooling. Fan is running and compressor kicks in for about ten seconds then it sounds like it kicks off. the compressor is hot. I did have a lot of dust on the coils that I did clean with the vacuum. Do you think it is the compressor?

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Re: fridge not cooling

Most of the time on a whirlpool the problem is the relay on the compressor sometimes called the start device. I would replace that first. If you need help finding the part let me know. I will need the complete model # from the sticker inside the fridge section. You can look it up with diagrams at

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