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Was staying cold and then just stopped cooling. compressor sounds like it comes on but does not stay on feels like it is running and gets really hot have not found a fan

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Try replacing the compressor relay (no more than $30) ,but if still doing the same ; the compressor has a start problem and you might have to replaced it.

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