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Kenmore sxs Refrigerator still clicking

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Greetings. My Kenmore refrigerator began to make clicking noises three weeks ago after a power outage. I have replaced the relay twice with a new one. Replaced the cold control because it was going bad. Replaced the defrost board. Refrigerator is still clicking every 3-4 minutes, lights inside dim.

The model number is 106.51103.10. It is only four years old. Capacitor checks OK. The readings that I am getting from the compressor are from the two bottom prongs (8.5) from the common to the other prongs. (3.0) and (5.7). What should I do next? Is the compressor a goner? Thanks you.
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Thank you for replying. The corrected model #10651103110. It sounds like when the compressor tries to come on, the relay shuts it off. I do not hear the compressor humming. After about 5-7 minutes of the compressor attempting to start and failing, I unplugged the fridge.
Sounds like the compressor windings are shorted causing it to kick the overload you can check with an ohmeter from the pins with respect to ground by touching a probe on each individual pin and the other on the compressor casing itself just scatch the paint off in a spot so you get the actual car I g and not the paint you should get no reading at all if you do compressor is shorted

Thank you. I did not get a reading or a beep from any of the prongs from the scratch/continuity test. I have ordered another relay to double check again. Could the fan have a short even though it is running? Could a tight fit at the top of the fridge between the cabinet cause the compressor to fail prematurely?

We had a major power outage the morning before the refrigerator started clicking.
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