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FRIG. NOT GETTING COLD

WHIRLPOOL ET14JKXGWO2 NOT GETTING COLD.
FROST ON BACK WALL OF FREEZER.
COMPRESSOR WAS MAKING A THUMPING NOISE,BUT STOPPED.
IT IS HOT TO THE TOUCH.

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Switch off the fridge immediately and allow the compressor to cool off. It is possible that the defrost element is not working, causing a build up of ice in the freezer side. But this should not cause the compressor to overload. The compressor thumping and then stopping can be caused by low voltage supply or a blockage in the refrigerant system

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