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The compressor recently went out on a 4 year old fridge, model frs26lf8cwi, and was replaced under warrenty. Still under warenty but has quit cooling again

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Although the possibility that the new compressor just died likewise, it is more probable that there was a leak and the refrigerant has just evaporated. The leak could have originated in the new joints of the tubing from the new compressor to the old system. No refrigerant would result to no cooling even if the compressor is running. Sounds like another service call to the same group of repair persons who did the initial repair.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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