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Whirlpool ED25RF SIde by Side. The compressor relay keeps clicking as if to start it, but it doesn't seem to kick on. It does this about every 2 minutes. It isn't getting cold, just stays cool inside. I replaced the defrost timer, but it doesn't seem to have an effect. Please help.

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