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Kenmore Fridge 4 yrs old side by side model not cooling

A few days ago humming began in the back of the fridge  and slowly things started to defrost in the freezer.  Sounds like the compressor wants to kick on constantly with high pitch humming noise but then goes off.  Ice maker can't make ice, water is warm and fridge is warm.  I had someone check the fridge in November when this happened (lasted 24 hours) but it was fine once the repair guys came. They said if it happens again to call them back.  Does this sound like a compressor problem.  Sears says they will pay for the compressor if it is diagnosed faulty compressor but not labor.   Are these symptoms consistent with compressor problems? What does labor for something like this cost approx?  HELP! Julie

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Hi. Your refrigerator is under 5 years and the compressor is still under full warranty. Call Sears and get it fixed parts and labor included. There should be no charge to you whatsoever. Make sure they understand that on the phone when you set up the appointment. You would be better off having a different technician from Sears come out to your house, as the one that came was not honest with you. Good luck, Mack

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