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Refrigerator lights up then shuts down after a couple of minutes

Refrigerator lights up then shuts down after a couple of minutes Hope someone can help. Have this side by side GE Profile Artica PSC23SGRB

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

"my sister had a GE tech replace the control board. It did not solve her problem, but when I got it a number of caps were obviously going bad. You might want to check to make sure none of them have convex tops. The other thing that might cause your problem is blocked lines in the compressor circuit assuming a good compressor. Unfortunately, that is not something you can repair and may not be economical to have repaired.

edit: I managed to confuse you by calling it a “circuit”. I was referring to exactly what you are talking about. HOWEVER, your statement about it working for a while after replacing the compressor, might indicate a leak rather than a blockage. Either are possible. If it is a hole, for it to work that long it would be very small and near impossible to find requiring complete replacement of all the plumbing, and that is probably cost prohibitive."
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"Hi @summer2021

What is the make and model number of the refrigerator?

Do you mean that the compressor motor is trying to start all the time instead of starting and then staying on?

If the display on the control panel also appears to be losing power it sounds like a control board issue as the power to the refrigerator is connected to it first and it controls what happens in the refrigerator.

Have you checked that the refrigerator is properly plugged into the wall outlet?"
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"Good day Edward, Is this possible: I replaced gas and compressor but the fridge after two months of running it stop and the whole fridge became warm and a technician said that there’s a leakage somewhere on the pipes that transport the gas in a circular mode so now my fridge cannot be opened at the back for him to seal the whole. His advise was that I need to buy another fridge.

Please advise"
mcgyver89 [Entry]

Thank you bill, this is my suspicion exactly . But what about the pipes where the gas travels to heat and cool the fridge? Could they be blocked or there’s a hole somewhere causing the gas not to circulate or corrosion…