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Whirlpool refrigerator (top mount freezer) model ET8FTKXKQ00

My refrigerator and freezer temp dropped overnight. The fan is running. It is auto-defrost. I cleaned the coils which are located on the bottom--they were very dirty. I let it sit for 2 days and turned it back on--it started to cool at first, but then the air that the fan was blowing turned warm within a few minutes and I am hearing a repeated clicking noise. The frig is approx 6 yrs old, so I am wondering whether or not to just replace it or try to correct the problem--any suggestions? Thanks!

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I feel sure you will find the compressor start relay is probably bad unless it is a Frigidaire manufactured refrigerator. If it is a Frigidaire then if may very well be a bad compressor.
I hope I have helped, supertechks

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