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Refridgerator power went ou fort a couple of hours yesterday and by the time it came back on the fridge was totally defrosted and now the fridge won't event get cold at all the fan under the fridge is blowing but the freezer fan is not on

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Check the compressor overload relay it has been taken out by the loss of power and the power being brough back on line

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