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No cold air in fridge

Model # ARB2557cb. About 5 yrs old. No cold air but fans and lights work. Condenser clicks like it wants to come on..

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Let's set it straight right off the bat. Your condensor doesn't click, your compressor does. If it clicks but doesn't come one, it's by by. The click is the start winding that won't start. You have one saving grace. Unplug it for 8 hours and try it again. In the unlikely event that it was frozen, it may surprise both of us. Being it is 5 years old. Time for a new one as the cost of replacement with freon and such is just too high for the age. If you have found this helpful, please rate a fixya.

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