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Fridge/freezer not cooling

I removed back panel and plugged in power and compressor is not running although both fans are running. freon lines are warm to touch

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  • dred_nawt May 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. The refrigerator isn't getting cold, but there is no clicking.

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Hello,
I will be more than happy to help you out with this.  I am a factory authorized servicer for Frigidaire.
Read this Article first on Frigidaire Refrigerators not Cooling.  Then if you have any more questions about this ask me on Frigidaire Tech Support.
Thanks, Bill

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