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Not cooling or freezing

My fridge has been down for awhile.  It first started out as freezing up.  I would thaw it out for a few hours and it would work for awhile, however, the problem got progressively worse.  One day, the thawing out bit didn't work and the fridge just stopped cooling and freezing.  When plugged in, the lights come on and some motor in back is running.  There is also a clicking noise every minute or so that happens like something is trying to kick on.  Hopefully, this is nothing major.  I have read some of the troubleshooting and hoping its not a compressor problem or coolant.  Please advise on other possibilities.  Sheri

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Re: not cooling or freezing

As you've said that started it with freezing up, either the unit has a leak then the refrigerant escapes or restricted system.
In this problem you need a qualified technician to repair the leak or reprocess the system and flush out the restricted system or repair kink pipe that cause restriction.

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