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Top Freezer and Fridge not working

A few days ago the freezer stopped working and everything inside defrosted. Then today the fridge itself stopped working though the light still turns on when you open the fridge door.

This has been happening on and off for two months. It will turn off by itslef and then start working on its own again. I have had people come in to look at it, and nobody knows what the problem is. The fridge is three years old.

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WHEN ITS NOT WORKING DO YOU HEAR A CLICKING OR BUZZING SOUND (IF SO BAD COMPRESSOR OR OVERHEATING)SEE BELOW
ALSO CHECK THE CONDENSOR FAN IN BACK IS IT RUNNING WHEN THE COMPRESSOR IS RUNNING

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