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Whirlpool refrigerator makes a clicking sound like it's trying to turn on. Happens over and over but the motor does not start. Refrigerator is not producing any cold. What is the problem and the potential solution? Please respond ASAP by return email to art@vincentmccabe.com or call 315-729-7585

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    I have the same problem. The tank is very hot to the touch. What do I do?

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Probably a compressor fault - the clicking noise you hear is the start relay trying

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