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Refrigerator/freezer not cooling or freezing

I have a similar problem in that the refrigerator & freezer no longer are cold, the compressor is not running. I replaced a 3 in 1 starter relay that was installed 2 years ago by a service company when the original relay failed, with a new OEM relay, but that didn't fix the problem. I think the compressor may be dead, but when I check the voltage in the wires leading to the relay I'm not getting a reading on my Ohm meter, so it appears that no electricity is even getting to the relay. Any suggestions on what might be the problem?

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Check you defrost timer and rotate the clutch screw in a clockwise direction slowly. If that doesn't start it try the cold control and check across the wires to see it there is continuity. If it reads open then you have a bad control. If the first item made it run from the timer you need a new timer.

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