My refrigerator is making clicking noise and freeze and refrigerator not cold.?

My refrigerator is making clicking noise and freezer and refrigerator not cold.


Sounds like your condenser or compressor (IDK what its called really) isnt kicking on when its trying to. When mine did this, I would unplug it, get to the back of the refrigerator, unscrew the cardboard at the bottom, get out the vacuum and get all that dust out from the condenser coil and the fan (again, IDK what its called but its on the bottom right side of my refrigerator). If you havent cleaned it out before, maybe use can of air to help you clean out the dust. After that, I'd plug it back in and it worked. So hope it works for you.


I'm thinking that you may have a stuck defrost timer. Google search with the make and model of your fridge may help you locate the timer in your fridge. With mine, there's a way to manually advance it with a screwdriver. (Sometimes, it's a button.) If you can do that, you'll get it cooling again. (Until it gets stuck again; but it will get you through the next few days until you can get it fixed.)


What is your question? If you have a problem, and sounds like you do, call the repairman and get it repaired or replace the refrigerator.


There are several possible reasons, but in order to be able to REALLY guess, we'd need to know the manufacturer name and model number. Those are always important, ALWAYS have that information on hand when talking to service pros about your nonfunctional equipment. Okay, we got the boilerplate out of the way. Now: 1) Is the fan under the fridge running? Assuming it's an under-coil model. If your fridge's coils are on the back of the unit, this is a moot question - there is no fan under such models as that. 2) Can you hear the compressor running? Think about how your air conditioning sounds, there's the noise of a fan and also the noise of what sounds like an off-balance motor running inside a steel can. That latter one is the compressor, and that's what it is - a motor running inside a steel can. If you can hear that, your compressor is running. If NOT, well. Read on. 3) What kind of clicking sound? If it's a fast, steady click and the compressor is running, that suggests there may be ice blocking the internal fan. There's an internal fan to blow air from inside the fridge and freezer, over the cold coils, and back around inside the fridge and freezer. if that fan can't turn, or can't turn fast enough, the whole cold coil will freeze over completely. 4) If it's a somewhat slower click, it may well be the defrost timer. This is a little motorized timer that turns off the compressor, and turns on some small heating elements, so your cold coils don't freeze over. The defrost timer can go wonky in a few ways but really it doesn't matter - you don't fix them, you just replace them. Order up the right kind of timer for your make and model of fridge, and remove wires from your old timer one at a time, and onto the new timer, one at a time, so you don't get them mixed up. It's easy to do and timers aren't too expensive - certainly a lot cheaper than a new fridge. Get online and look up your fridge, and look for the location of the defrost timer in yours. Then go find it on the real thing, and try just advancing the defrost timer a couple of ticks. See if your compressor and fan start up. If they do, bingo - that was the problem. Order a new one, and be ready to restart the fridge again when this timer poops out again while you're waiting for the replacement. Somebody will tell you the unit is out of Freon. That is just wrong, disregard that person. In my 30 years of working on appliances, I have never encountered a residential refrigerator that needed its refrigerant recharged. Somebody else will tell you you need a new fridge. Maybe, maybe not - but a new fridge costs one hell of a lot more than a new defrost timer or something else similarly modest. My fridge is 20 years old now and has needed about $200 in parts over all that time - $10 per year. And I did all the work myself. It's not hard. Somebody else will tell you you need a pro. Well, maybe. That's up to you. If you're at all handy you can tackle something as simple as a defrost timer. If you aren't at all confident about this, then step back and call the pro - because the repair charge is still cheaper than a new fridge. This is within your reach. Good luck with it.


Call a repairman.