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We had a power outage for 2 hours. When we got power back, the freezer worked, but the frig is not cooling. Lights are on. motor in the back, at the top of the frig sounds like its trying to run for a few seconds then stops. model number mff2557hew

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  • Brad Kleber Nov 09, 2010

    Thanks! The motor is the silver thing up top. Something I can put in myself I hope.

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Sounds like the thermal cut out switch is cutting the motor out ,feel the motor to see if its hot and if it is unplug it till it cools and try again ,this is where the motor is trying to pump gas but the system is already pressurised and the motor can not start up because of this .or a low voltage causes motor to brown out ,now if the motor is cold and its still cutting out then join the wires togetheron the thermal switch temporary measure till you can replace the switch as they do go sometimes where the bi-metal strip gives up .

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It is more than likely a bad motor. If the motor is coming on and trying to run and just quits, more than likely it is part number 117405. It costs about $35-$40.

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