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Sounds like running, then sounds like it turns off

Awaken friday night by loud fan noise, seemed okay. Saturday night, ice was melting and foods getting warm. Cleaned coils and made sure air was circulating. Sounds as if running then clicks as if shutting off,then clicks like running again over and over.

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  • debby5555 Jan 11, 2009

    Around compressor

  • debby5555 Jan 11, 2009

    How do you get "start relay" off compressor

  • debby5555 Jan 15, 2009

    Refridgerator working great. Thanks for suggestions.

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Compressor is on the bottom might have to pull fridge away from wall to access this area. And also there is a cardboard cover you will have to remove.

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    When you hear the clicking sound is it coming from under the fridge? Down around the compressor?

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The black box on the compressor is held on by a wire clip just release the clip and make sure you have the frig unplugged. Remove the relay by prying off they are a little tight so will have to grab it and pull it straight off. Get you model number on your refrigerator and take the relay with you and get a new one from a appliance repair parts house. Be sure to take note of what color wire goes where. there are three connections on the frig. ken

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Sound like the start relay is out on the compressor. Take the model number and serial number to the parts house and ask for the start relay for the unit. they are on the compressor and covered byu a black box cover. remove the old and put on the new one and turn the unit back on. good luck

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • Todd Born
    Todd Born Jan 11, 2009

    that is the star relay.

  • Todd Born
    Todd Born Jan 15, 2009

    im glad that it worked for you.

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