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Have a Kenmore side by side that is not cooling any more. 5 yrs old. sounds like the compressor is trying to kick in, but doesn't tries again every minute or so. Any suggestions?

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Good day,
Yes, You have a 5 year warranty on the compressor.
If you are right there, I would call the selling dealer and see what they can do for you. They have a little wiggle room so it's worth the effort.
Your compressor cannot start. There are start components on the body of the compressor that could have failed, or the compressor itself could have itself failed.
You can remove the start components off the body of the compressor and take them to an appliance parts house for testing. Under the cover on the side of the compressor, is a relay, overload protector, and on some models a run capacitor.

The components could have failed on their own, or burned out because the compressor grounded out.
It is safer to have a trained tech check the machine.
He has a starting device that can run the compressor independent of the unit, and see if it warrants replacing start components.

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