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Moved frig then plugged in and ran for several days then quit, then two days later started again and then a week later quit again? Frig is a ten year old side by side Kenmore about 21 sq feet, ice maker was also removed several years ago. When we moved it we did set it on it's side twice for about a minute or so when talking it off the truck.

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If you didn't give it enough time for the oil to settle back in the compressor that could be the problem. I would try leaving it off for a day to see if it will settle down and run better.

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