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Whirlpool side by side model GD5PHAXLQ01 will not get cold. There is a clicking sound every 5 to 10 mins.

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Your starter/overload is the clicking trying to start the compressor. It is bad or the compressor is It is uaually the starter.

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It's faulty capacitors in one of the control modules; the rear if you don't have an ice maker. And I'd put money on it. :) jb

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    Is the freezer getting cold and the fridge not? If so, it's a faulty defrost circuit and the cold air from the freezer is not being passed into the fridge. If the Freezer is not cold, it's a control issue. Hope this helps jb :)



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Plastic box you're referring to contains the start components for the compressor. The clicking sound sound you hear is the protective overload shutting the compressor off because it won't start.
Two possibilities
1. The components inside the plastic box (cover) are defective and need replaced. You can remove them, by snapping off the cover and pulling them straight off. Most appliance parts houses will be happy to test them.
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Within a few hours , your freezer will start defrosting , if not already . You may want to find an alternative cooling source , until you get the part(s) . Being sunday , parts houses may not be open .

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