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Fridge keeps making "clicking" noise and will not get very cold

Keep hearing "clicking noise coming from fridge and it is not getting very cold

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The clicking noise is probably the unit trying to start but it cant because its too overheated,try turning it off for about 30 minutes to cool the compressor down,then put the thermostat at 3 for the fridge and not the coldest for the freezer and leave it there for a few hours to stabalize the temperature and see what happens.

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