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Refrigerator, Frezer not running

Hi,

My side-by-side Monogram stopped running three days ago, and started running by itself again today.

While it didn't work, the lights were on, but the compressor wasn't running.

Now that it works, and before it broke, everytime I open and close the freezer there's a noise coming from or near the compressor, similar to the sound of coffee brewing.
Thanks in advance.

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  • 2228 Nov 29, 2008

    Thanks EmissionWiz.



    The Technical Data Sheet has Part Numbers for a Defrost Control and for a Defrost Thermostat. Which one would be the Defrost Timer?



    Thank you.

  • 2228 Nov 30, 2008

    EmissionWiz:

    The Technical Data Sheet has Part Numbers for a Defrost Control and for a Defrost Thermostat. Which one would be the Defrost Timer? Thank you.

    Lancer721:
    The refrigerator is working now. Will the compressor stop making that noise if I reboot the unit? I just want to be sure the unit won't stop running again; I'll reboot it if that's the solution. Thank you.

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The sound you were hearing is normal but if it shut off after it got cold enough and didnt come back on for the three days you have one of two problems ,,, the temp control is bad and it took awhile for the contacts to make or when it went into defrost the timer stuck ,,,, i would replace the timer 1st cause it would be the cheapest and easiest to fix and then if have to replace the temp control but that is the problem with your box / larry

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Refer this link :)


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It sounds like the compressor is about to go out but you can try a hard boot on the fridge to see if it just needs a reboot on the board. Unplug for about an hour and then plug back in. This will sometimes reboot the relay that sends the message to the compressor to run. Also even if there is no visible ice sometimes the lines behind the wall can under-cool. This requires a complete defrost. Good Luck

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Replace the automatic defrost timer, it is the most common cause of this problem by far, it is located at the base of the unit under the snap on cover/grille

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    yadayada Nov 29, 2008

    I would replace the control and the thermostat, as either one can cause the problem, most common is the thermostat.

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