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Appliance is a side by side about eight years old. No problems till now. Temperature in freezer started rising then the refrigerator. Started cooling again then stopped again. has'nt worked for two day but you can hear a motor running. This is in great shape but if it is the compressor, I understand this is costly and you might as well by a new one.

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The first thing I would look at would be, do you have frost on the evaporator (back wall of freezer) If yes then you have a defrost problem. Could be a heater or terminator or timer. If not then it could be a sealed system problem. You will need to have a tech look at this

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1.Verify that the temperature controls for the refrigerator compartment are properly configured. Tap the "^" or "v" buttons beside the refrigerator's LCD temperature display until "38," the ideal temperature, appears. The compartment could have been set too warm. Allow 24 hours for the the appliance to reach 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

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