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I have a maytag side by side refrig., model number msd2432gr. The unit is on and running but not cooling, making clicking sounds like it's trying to do something.

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Is the clicking coming from down around the bottom of frig?

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I have honestly had the same problem, if the compressor is ok it has to be the start capacitor. I can help you repair even if it is the compressor. Hope I can help you more

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