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Whirlpool ED22COXHW02 side ny side not freezing or cooling

This Side by Side mfd is: 08-00. The model is: ED22COXHW02

The compressor is trying to cycle but all you can hear is the solenoid clicking between 5 to 10 min. There are no service ports on this compressor to check the freeon level,or is the compressor shot? wont cool both fans run is there a sensor or solenoid i can trouble shoot?

the freezer door was left open all night.... model ed25pe

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From your description it sounds like your compressor has gone bad. Check the condenser and see if it is plugged with dust. Clean it and let the unit cool off for about an hour or so. A plugged condenser can cause the compressor to overheat which can cause the thermal overload to click cutting the power to the compressor. After the compressor has been aloud to cool off restart the system and see if the compressor will operate. If you had to remove a panel in the back to access the condenser make sure you replace it for proper air circulation.

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ill make it easy for you see if the compressor has a white reley on it if it does unplug the unit and pull it off if it rattles and black stuff falls out get a 3in 1 reley from your appliance store and replace it wont have no more problems after that

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