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My kenmore sidexside quit cooling and freezing. Repairman said it was the relay and compressor without using any tools. Relay was burnt. How can he know the compressor is out too? model 106-54502300

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Good day,
He can't, although it's a good guess. However, The compressor can be tested and run with a special test cord most all techs have.
It allows the compressor to be run independent of the rest of the machine and is the definitive test. I would not go forward unless that test is performed. Compressors are too expensive.

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