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Whirlpool refrigerator, Model # ED2VHGXMQ00 suddenly stops coolin

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator, Model # ED2VHGXMQ00. The refrigerator suddenly stopped working and all the ice melted and the air that blows from the freezer compartment is warm. The unit is just shy of 6 years and the only problem that I ever had was a strange smell coming from the back about a year ago which went away gradually after I did a thorough cleaning of the coils, the reservoir pan and anything that I could find.
After the unit failed I opened the back of the refrigerator and started to clean the coils again when I noticed that the compressor was very hot, I could not keep my hand on it for more than 4 or 5 seconds even thought the fan next to it was working perfectly, I also noticed a sticky substance on the floor but I an not sure if it came from any of the components. Does that mean that the compressor has gone bad or does the freon needs to be refilled?

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