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COMPRESSOR BUZZES FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS AND STOPS. FRIDGE IS NOT COLLING AT ALL.

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  • tnhrdluck Apr 14, 2009

    THANK YOU FOR SUCH A QUICK RESPONSE. THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE IT, SO NOW I AM SURE.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    compressor working and also the condensor fan is working but it want freeze or cool. when compressor comes on you hear a buzzing noise

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Either your compressor is broken inside or the start components are not working properly.  Ohm the compressor terminals to ground and across to each other. If any read anythign to ground the comnpressor is bad. Your readings between the compressor terminals shoild all be differant and you should have 1 low 1 medium and 1 high resistance readi9ng. add the low and mid reading together and the sum should be close to the highest reading. If it reads say 20% more or less then retest it a couple of times to confirm your not slipping on the terminals. Assuming the above checks out: Get a new relay and overload (and capicator if it has one) In other words everything that is external  and attached to the wires or terminals on the compressor,and replace them on the compressor. Then if it starts problem solved if it still does same thing the comprtessor is bad (broken mechanically inside the comprressor) and you have to decide to replace compressor or replace the refrig. 
A few times I have gotten a compressor to start after leaving it off for 6 to 12 hours then retrying it. And about 1/2 the time it is ok after new start components are installed. The other 1/2 the compressor will be ok for a day or 2 then stop again.

30 years of doing refrigeration and this has not changed. 
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