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Some times refrigerators make a noise that sounds like a tick. It could be caused from the refrigerant flowing through the lines. This usually happens when the refrigerator first starts up and goes away after a few minutes. the other possibility is a fan motor blade taping the shroud from time to time. The refrigerant issue is not something that can be fixed. The fan blade issue could be fixed by moving the fan blade back or froward on the shaft a slight amount. If you have a 10 cu ft refrigerator it may not have a fan.
you can fix it,unplug the unit,then remove lower rear cardboard on back side of unit,unplug the ptc overload/relay on the left side of the compressor,disconnect the wires from it,get an exact replacement and reverse disassembly procedure
the noise is from the ptc overload relay located in the lower rear on the compressor,its a safety component that aids in starting the compressor and shuts it down if the compressor overheats,unplug it off the compressor and get an exact replacement and the unit will again cool and stop tick-tocking
I have a Magic Chef wine cooler making that loud popping noise - Model # MCWC45MCG Could you let me know the way to fix it if possible or where to take it considering I live near Indianapolis, Indiana?
You compressor is clicking trying to start. The insides of the compressor have siezed up meaning that they will not let the motor run and turn them. The motor trying to run and not being able to makes it very hot. Unplug it and let it cool down over night, it may go for a while then, but it is probably terminal. Getting the compressor replaced will cost almost as much as new. Is it possibly under warranty?
Disconnect power from unit. Remove the cover at the bottom, rear. Examine all refrigerant tubing for contact with other tubing or other surface. Carefully adjust the tubing to prevent contact vibration.
can you tell me the model # on the fridge please? the motor is running continuously because it's trying to cool the fridge. it may be a few things, the defrost thermostat, the fan motor itself or the compressor.
If it started cooling your ok. If the compressor got real loud and quit you could be in trouble. The problem comes from the liquid in the system getting on top of the compresser piston. It doesn't always happen when a unit is moved.
If the compressor is running but the fridge is not cooling, the gas may have leaked out of the system or the compressor is inefficient. The only way to know for sure is to connect a set of gauges to the system. You will need to call in a Refrigeration Mechanic.