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Buzzing noise from compressor start relay

Fridge cycles and then relay or compressor starter buzzes then cuts out. Usually does this 3 to 5 times before compressor kicks in.

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  • vchouse Nov 11, 2008

    thanks will try that, have also shut off the icemaker for now to see if that changes the symptoms. Fan is running at the back of the fridge but when I search for parts online there appears to be a lower fan that I have yet to confirm is working.

  • imelkic Dec 29, 2008

    I replaced my relay/overload with the original part, but i still have buzzing problems.

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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

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