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Freezer not cold

Ice cubes are melted, and everything else defrosting slowly. Noticed louder than usual clicking swicth on/off every ~5mins or so from the back. When that comes on the lights inside the fridge dim for second.

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  • tpabayflyer Feb 28, 2009

    I have exactly the same issue.. the small black 'compressor' in the back of the fridge is very hot and looks like it is overheating. I would suspect that there is a thermal shutoff switch cutting on and off that is the reason for the clicking noise..... Does the frezzer need to be defrosted????

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Exactly the same issue...what now?

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If Tried to lower temp and still not working it could be your thermostat. i had mine checked and it a wire to my thermostat was cut.

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