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LOAD CLICKING SOUND WHEN PLUGED IN TO ELECTRIC

WHEN I PLUG IN GE FREEZER (7 CU. FT. #FH7DXAWH) I GET A LOAD CLICKING SOUND FROM COMPRESSOR AREA

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  • sdb5299 Jan 22, 2009

    I didn't leave it plug in because it was so loud.

  • sdb5299 Jan 22, 2009

    If compressor is locked up, does that mean it's damaged?

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Does the unit then go ahead and cool/freeze? If not, the click is probably the start relay, and the compressor is likely locked up.

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Loud is ambigous when it comes to sound.

Is the noise a clicking sound, or is it more of a popping sound? Does a circuit breaker trip or fuse blow when you plug the unit in?

If not, does the sound occur every time you plug it in?

If the compressor is locked up, then that does mean its damaged. If the freezer is less than 5 years old, it may have a warranty, although you will have to pay labor and for any materials used to replace it.

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Did you just get the freezer or move it recently? this unit doesnt have any fans so I'm thinking the compressor is somehow out of place and when you plug it in the compressor is hitting its steel shell from the inside. remove the compartment cover on the side then plug the freezer in and see if the compressor is making the noise..

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