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Compressor is hot and noisy, freezer not working

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  • dconway37 Dec 16, 2008

    Every hour for about 4-5 minutes, it sounds like the fan in the compressor make a loud noisy sound. How can I fix this? I just bought the cooler and dont want to bring it back, but I will if I have to.

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These compressors are a completly sealed compressor. If they are hot and running rough, this could be a sign that your compressor bearings are on the way out. If this is the case, you have to replace the whole unit.

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Obvious compressor fault - not worth repair unless you love it dearly

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