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Not cooling, no compressor sounds

The lights are on but feezer and frig are warm, with no sound of the compressor running

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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.
Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm


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http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php

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