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COMPRESSOR KICKS ON OFTEN,NO MATTER WHAT THERMOSTAT SETTING

COMPRESSOR IS EXTREMELY LOUD, WHEN RUNNING.

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  • yrizaria Dec 24, 2008

    fridge is a year old and wasn't this loud before but now it seems to run more often and it's very loud.

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Sounds like it's time for a cleaning. You may have to remove a dust cover to get at the works. I use a vacuum with piece of small hose to get into the small spaces. Look around with a flashlight.

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