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Frigidaire side-by-side stopped working

Bought a SS frigidaire side-by-side a little over a year ago, and we found today all our freezer food thawed out and the fridge and freezer at 50 degrees each. (There was no ice glaze or frost on anything.) Three days ago our street had a power outage (due to power company's equipment failure.) Then yesterday we had a bad thunderstorm and although power did not go out, lightning struck so close by that we had some type of power surge which threw a breaker in part of the house (not the kitchen though.) Could this be something caused by the lightning, or by the power outage? We unplugged it, then plugged it back in, but it still did the same thing (it sounds like the motor/fan comes on and turns back off within about 8 seconds.) Thanks for any advice!

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I would chech the components on the compressor. Take the cover off the compressor power terminals and inspect the relay for damage.The power outage is not a concern but the power surge could definately be the cause. hope this helps.

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