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Freezer and fridge is not cooling. I can hear and feel the freezer and compressor fans. I sometimes hear a click and the light dims when it clicks in the back, the compressor is very warm and does not feel like it is running.

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The compressor motor is either stuck or shorted as indicated by the dimming if the light. It draws most of the current causing the light to dim and heat up the windings which will eventually burn out. The compressor is not serviceable nor repairable and needs to be replaced to make the refrigerator work again which is most of the time a non-economical fix to do depending on the make and model of the refrigerator. Please specify the make and model for the exact replacement parts if you decide to replace the compressor and need further advice.

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