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Whirlpool Side by Side not cooling, not making ice,

Our refrigerator is making a cycling noise every 3 minutes for about 15 secs. The refrigerator side is not as cold as it should be, the freezer side is barely cool and everything has thawed out and the ice make is not making ice.

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    LG 2031 is not making ice. The frig side is cool, but not cold (45). Freezer is at (39). will not make ice.

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Your start system is out on the compresser you wil need to replace it you can get a factory oring. or uy a gernic kit like a Supco Pro-41 it will fit all ref. at half the price

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Otherwise, check your water line, power source and listen to the fridge while it's running during a cooling cycle, if it makes a lot of clicking noises you'll need to replace your ice maker.

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