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Amana TC18HL Refridgerator (20 years old)

My Amana TC18HL Refridgerator makes a mild sloosh/warble/ocillating droning sound when the (compressor is) running. It still cools fine, but it seems like a new noise. (It could be freon migration with a low charge?) The unit very occasionally makes one loud bang (hammer-like) noise, but has done so for ~15 years without harm.

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SOURCE: Kenmore frig will not cool

if compressor is hot that means comp- is trying to start but the relay /overload is bad allow comp to cool down unplug from wall and replace with exact type 1/2hp 1/4hp 1/3hp etc make sure all wireing is correct and unplug before starting that model may or may not have a run or start capacitor replace it also..

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This is a compressor problem, and chances are there for this to worsen if not attended promptly.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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It sounds to me like the internal relief valve is lifting due to discharge pressure being to high such as it a system that is over charged with refrigerant. Have the system tested for pressures on high and low sides. If someone has serviced this unit recently there may be to much of a charge in the system. Also check the name place for the proper refrigerant and charge .

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SOURCE: Loud buzzing noise from inside Jenn Air 2389G fridge

i don't know jennair specifically being from england.
however, there is often a fan inside the back panel and the noise you heard was the fan hitting ice. the reason now not heard and fridge not working may be that the ice has built up so much the fan is jammed

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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I found this problem addressed on applianceblog.com and per they recomended part # 67006166. My repairman ordered this part and it had been superseeded by an even newer version, # 10127429. He installed that newest version in late June 2008 and it has been great ever since. So for me # 10127429 was the answer. Hope this helps

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