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BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES WILL NOT COOL AND THERE IS ICE BUILD UP ON THE INSIDE BACK OF THE FREEZER

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Hello, would you happen to have the make and model number of your refrigerator? In a refrigerator the freezer side of the refrigerator is the only side that produces the cold. If your refrigerator side is not cool but your freezer side is one of the first things that you would check would be to open the freezer door and look along the rear wall of the freezer to see if you notice any frost or ice build up on the rear wall. If you did this is termed as a defrost issue and message me back that you do have this situation and I will instruct you how to diagnose this to correct this situation. If you had no ice/frost build up on the rear wall you would next assure that the evaporator fan is blowing air inside of your freezer. If you felt no air blowing inside of the freezer you would then remove the rear wall on the inside rear of the freezer by unscrewing the 1/4" screws. This would give you access to the evaporator coil and above the coil would be the evaporator fan motor. I will await your reply to your finds as to if there is any ice/ frost and if the evaporator fan is blowing air inside of the freezer before further diagnosing.
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HI, sounds to me like ice build up in freezer and the clicking sound is fan blade hitting ice.If you can remove back panel inside freezer and if you see ice, you will need to clear ice which is also blocking vent that goes to frig to cool it.then i would recommend wrapping a heavy guage copper wire around heating element and putting other end down drain tube to prevent the ice build up.

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it must be emptied ...and cleaned and disinfected.

now-a -days they are usually mated with the compressor and cool this unit down. notice there is no coil along the back of the fridge...it is usiually behind the fridge at the bottom with a cardboard or plastic access cover...
this will make the unit cool better and return the cooling to normal....
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clean out your freezer...i bet it's full of 4 month old packs of something you'll never eat....this will let the freezer breathe and circulate air to the coil ...i bet it has 3 in of ice on it...yikes...your not alone...most people do this...\
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There are 2 things I an think of right off. the most likely is a defrost problem. Look at the back wall of you freezer compartment and look for snowy ice build up if so most likely culprit would be defrost termination switch. the switch is inexpensive and easy to replace. you will need to order it by your model and serial number.
the next not as likely problem would be a low freon charge this problem would require a good service company to repair for you. 
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