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For several months I noticed the edges of the fridge were hot, especially the divider between fridge & freezer sides. Then the other day clicking noises started. After google search I thought it might be dust collected. I unplugged it & opened the back and removed the front grille and vacuumed as best I could, but it's not easy getting dust off the condenser. It was unplugged for about 20 minutes and when I plugged it back in, it sounded like it was trying to build up pressure for a couple minutes. It is still clicking...almost constantly now. I have the temp set at freezer: 0, fridge: 33. It has gone as high as freezer: 8, fridge: 44. But only temporarily. It is so far staying at 0 & 33 for the majority of the time. The compressor is very hot. I pulled the fridge away from the wall & placed a box fan behind it to try and cool it as much as possible, but after a few hours the compressor is still pretty hot. This fridge does not have a start relay, it has an inverter board. The fridge is almost 9 years old. I'm mechanically inclined & I have done some of my own auto repairs, and usually try fixing things around the house myself before spending money for service calls. I'm not sure what to try first. Suggestions?