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Will not get cold. sounds like the compressor tries to kick on but then clicks and the inside light dims.

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Hi, i'm afraid this sounds like a compressor problem, the clicking you can hear is the compressor trying to start, but unable to.
Is it accompanied by a dimming of lights?
If so, indicative of a massive volt drop, buy a new refrigerator.

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