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kenmore side-by-side model 57085. Fan is running but compressor

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kenmore side-by-side model 57085. Fan is running but compressor does not run. I unplugged the fridge and when I plugged it back in one of the tubes from the compressor got cold for a short time and then warmed up. Any ideas?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
Do you hear a clicking from the compressor?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No noise at all from the compressor
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
on the side of the compressor what color is the overload relay? Black or white?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hmm, where exactly do I look for that. I pulled the machine tray out the back (partially) and looked arounf the compressor but do not see that.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
It is clipped onto the left side of the compressor.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
ON the side of the compressor, where the wire terminals are, trhe top two wires attach to something that is black over white. The bottom three wire attatch to a brown or bronze terminal.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
Ok that over load never fails. It sounds like you might have a bad compressor. I would call a tech out there to verify that though.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 7 years ago.
your welcome. Take care.
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