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Refrigirator stop cooling

Have a side by side Whirlpool refrigerator, 8 years old. When power is switched on, i can hear the condenser try do do something, the after 4 to 8 seconds stops and repeats this cycle over and over. The thermostat is definitely sending the signal to cool. The condenser is warm but the but the condenser coils are "cold" / room temp in relation the condenser.

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If you hear a noise like clicking when the compressor tries to start and unit will not cool the starter overload on the side of the compressor that starts it has burnt out simple replace the starter overload and it should start

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