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Drb2101aw not cooling

My Amana drb2101aw is not cooling and making a buzzing sound. I've pulled the capacitor and relay but I'm not sure which replacement part(s) to order. Is it this:

http://www.appliancepartsworldwide.com/Store_Part.aspx?Id=575429

Part no. 12555901
And should I order the capacitor as well? Who is your favorite supplier?

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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