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Refrigerator and freezer not cold enough

Hello and thanks in advance. My refrigerator has all of a sudden stopped getting really cold. I did unplug it to defrost any ice built up on the interior, but that didn't seem to work. It is making a loud 'click' or 'snap' sound when the compressor kicks on or off. It's gotten progressive louder over the past few weeks. It actually sounds like a circuit breaker clicking off. Thats the sound that first made me curious to what was going on in my kitchen. Then, the milk went bad, and I noticed that steak/beef stays frozen, but chicken gets mushy/semi frozen.

Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated. i currently rent, and don't feel like bothering the landlord, or buying a new fridge.

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  • gar2 Sep 16, 2008

    started out slow but now its not getting cold anymore is making a click or snap sound

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    Fridge is making a click noise and the freezer and fridge is not cold...

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