Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System

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Problem is side and medium strip in between doors is getting extremely hot and compressor fan was replace by tech and fan ran for 2 minutes and shut off. However when we unplug refrigerator and replug in fan runs for maybe 2 minutes and shut off again and will not restart and refrigerator get hot again. Please advise a solution.

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You didnt list a model number but im betting there is a control board beside the compressor that has gone bad not allowing the compressor fan motor to run. if you will list a model number i will gladly help you trouble shoot the control board/.. thx peyton

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