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Clicking noise coming from whirlpool refrigerator

Just last light we noticed a clicking noise coming from the fridge. It seems to be at on and off intervals which are intermittent. We pulled the fridge out today and the noise seems to be coming from the compressor area. The compressor is also hot. The fan is working just fine. The fridge is also cooling properly.

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The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. You need to replace it. First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken

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Your compressor is going bad,,,it should not be hot to the touch and if its clicking on and off then you need to get a repairman out as soon as you can before it goes all the way out

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