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Jenn Air Fridge/Freezer: Buzzing noise coming from compressor

Jenn Air JCB2282H: The compressor seems to be buzzing, but everything is working fine with both sides of the unit. No clicking when it starts or stops. The noise just fades out after 20-30 seconds, or stops if I give the unit a shove. Cleaned out the coils and fan. Compressor and lines around it seem fairly hot. With the back open I can silence the buzzing by putting a hand on the compressor.

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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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SOURCE: Frigidaire side by side fridge

Power to compressor must be off (about 5 minutes) before a restart should be tried. Some of these relays are thermal and must cool down before power is reapplied.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: buzzing noise from compressor start relay

sounds like your compressor is going bad, getting to hot , pull the unit from the wall and cleanall vents under and behind rear cover, make sure fan is running ot cool of the compressor, youll have 5 yr coverage on your compressor if needing repaired

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Buzzing noise near compressor on an Amana refer. PARB1917CSO

I can help , It was the relay , they can blow when they experience a hard start , by replacing it and having the same issue this means the compressor is locked up , they sell a booster for this that can sometimes free the compressor up , its called an rco410 , this part will be your only chance to get your compressor going again. let me know if you have any other questions and tell me how it works out.

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SOURCE: Buzzing noise from back of freezer

need to remove rear panel inside of freezer section. check for normal operation of evap fan motor. check for ice build up on evap.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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