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My Refrigerator is making a clicking sound every few minutes.

When you refrigerator is making a clicking sound every few seconds this can be caused by a couple of reasons.
1. The pressures are not equilized enought to start the compressor. This can be caused by the head pressure getting to high and not coming down far enought in the off cycle so that the compressor can start.
(things that you can do at home is to make sure that the condensor coils are clean. the condensor is either located on the back or on the bottom of the refrigerator. Make sure that the fan on the bottom is clean and blade clean and that the fan is operating.) When you clean everything let the refrigerator stand for 1/2 hour unplugged before you plug it in this will allow the compressor to cool down and also allow the pressures to equilize. If after doing this it does the same thing and you dont know what else to do and are not mechanically inclined, call a service man.
2. This can be caused by weak or bad start componants. When and if you change any start parts it is good practice to change all start parts. (start capacitor, run capacitor, start relay, and overload. To many times one start part will go bad and the short cycling will take a toll on the other parts. If you know how to read a volt ohm meter I have phone support and can talk you thru it. If you do not, call a service man.
3. Other reasons are in the refrigeration system and this will require a service man.
I hope this was helpful to you. Have a great day and good luck.
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Greetings I have a defy fridge making a clicking sound after every 5 minutes but not cooling its a defy model c317


That clicking sound is probably the overload breaker cutting off the power to the compressor for some reason. It clicks in because it senses not enough cooling but clicks back off after a few seconds because of overload on the compressor for some reason. It tries over-and-over.

Your compressor has failed in some way or the expansion valve for the coolant is not releasing the pressure as designed. This causes high back pressure on the compressor and it can't push against it, so it stalls and draws high current until the safety breaker kicks out.

I'm wondering, does it not cool at all or is it cooling a little but not near enough?

Dec 05, 2016 | Refrigerators

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my fridge and freezer arent working the lights are on and makes a noise


When you refrigerator is making a clicking sound every few seconds this can be caused by a couple of reasons.
1. The pressures are not equilized enought to start the compressor. This can be caused by the head pressure getting to high and not coming down far enought in the off cycle so that the compressor can start.
(things that you can do at home is to make sure that the condensor coils are clean. the condensor is either located on the back or on the bottom of the refrigerator. Make sure that the fan on the bottom is clean and blade clean and that the fan is operating.) When you clean everything let the refrigerator stand for 1/2 hour unplugged before you plug it in this will allow the compressor to cool down and also allow the pressures to equilize. If after doing this it does the same thing and you dont know what else to do and are not mechanically inclined, call a service man.
2. This can be caused by weak or bad start componants. When and if you change any start parts it is good practice to change all start parts. (start capacitor, run capacitor, start relay, and overload. To many times one start part will go bad and the short cycling will take a toll on the other parts. If you know how to read a volt ohm meter I have phone support and can talk you thru it. If you do not, call a service man.
3. Other reasons are in the refrigeration system and this will require a service man.
I hope this was helpful to you. Have a great day and good luck.
If this tip helps you, please give me a rating. thanks.

Jul 05, 2011 | Refrigerators

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FAN SEEMS TO BE RUNNING BUT ITS NOT FREEZING AND NO COOL AIR TO REFRIDGERATOR, I GET A BUZZING SOUND FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN IT GOES OFF, THEN AFTEER ABOUT A MINUTE OR SO IT DOES IT AGAIN.


When you refrigerator is making a clicking sound every few seconds this can be caused by a couple of reasons.
1. The pressures are not equilized enought to start the compressor. This can be caused by the head pressure getting to high and not coming down far enought in the off cycle so that the compressor can start.
(things that you can do at home is to make sure that the condensor coils are clean. the condensor is either located on the back or on the bottom of the refrigerator. Make sure that the fan on the bottom is clean and blade clean and that the fan is operating.) When you clean everything let the refrigerator stand for 1/2 hour unplugged before you plug it in this will allow the compressor to cool down and also allow the pressures to equilize. If after doing this it does the same thing and you dont know what else to do and are not mechanically inclined, call a service man.
2. This can be caused by weak or bad start componants. When and if you change any start parts it is good practice to change all start parts. (start capacitor, run capacitor, start relay, and overload. To many times one start part will go bad and the short cycling will take a toll on the other parts. If you know how to read a volt ohm meter I have phone support and can talk you thru it. If you do not, call a service man.
3. Other reasons are in the refrigeration system and this will require a service man.
I hope this was helpful to you. Have a great day and good luck.
If this tip helps you, please give me a rating. thanks.

May 17, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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my kenmore refrigerator compressor clicks on but clicks back off after about 10 seconds and then it stay off for about 1 minute and does it again. this is model #106.53592300


When you refrigerator is making a clicking sound every few seconds this can be caused by a couple of reasons.
1. The pressures are not equilized enought to start the compressor. This can be caused by the head pressure getting to high and not coming down far enought in the off cycle so that the compressor can start.
(things that you can do at home is to make sure that the condensor coils are clean. the condensor is either located on the back or on the bottom of the refrigerator. Make sure that the fan on the bottom is clean and blade clean and that the fan is operating.) When you clean everything let the refrigerator stand for 1/2 hour unplugged before you plug it in this will allow the compressor to cool down and also allow the pressures to equilize. If after doing this it does the same thing and you dont know what else to do and are not mechanically inclined, call a service man.
2. This can be caused by weak or bad start componants. When and if you change any start parts it is good practice to change all start parts. (start capacitor, run capacitor, start relay, and overload. To many times one start part will go bad and the short cycling will take a toll on the other parts. If you know how to read a volt ohm meter I have phone support and can talk you thru it. If you do not, call a service man.
3. Other reasons are in the refrigeration system and this will require a service man.
I hope this was helpful to you. Have a great day and good luck.
If this tip helps you, please give me a rating. thanks.

May 08, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Maytag refrigerator clicking noise and stopped working


How long a period of time have you noticed this noise? If it just started and the refrigerator just stopped it could have entered its defrost cycle. When the defrost heaters come on you may hear the heat causing some expansion. After a few minutes(18-22) the defrost cycle ends and the refrigerator will restart.

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