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Compressor problem? Ok, I imagine the answer to this will be pretty simple. I have a prolux fridge/freezer (possibly also known as beko) which clicks and buzzes for a couple of seconds before cutting out. It doesn't therefore cool, and cyles again a few minutes later with the same result. I replaced the capacitor because it was easy to source. I attempted to get a relay but I am struggling to get the right item as it is discontinued. I have opened the old solid state relay and inside seemed ok.o I did not attempt a test on it however as I only have a multimeter. On the outside it was slightly discoloured (brown ish) but possibly was ok. Obviously now its been prised open it's gonna be useless. The more important information - which is probably the most important question I have - is across the compressor terminals I get readings of 11, 10.5 and 4.9. These obviously don't add up in the way they should. Is this an indication 100% that it is shot? Will getting a hard start 3-1 thing be worth it? They are impossible to find locally and therefore purchasing one from the US will cost with postage about 15 uk pounds. Not loads but throwing good money after bad? I can purchase a 2nd hand fridge freezer with a limited guarantee for about 60 to 70 pounds. The compressor does not show any 'continuation' from pins to the body of the compressor. I think that at least is a good sign. So what about the readings. I know the 2 lower should add up the highest value. What do my readings tell you experts?

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It is good that you know how to use multimeter. I am not an expert in compressor but I think it should involve a motor. When the compressor is running, it should be supplied with close to powerpoint voltage. I am not sure what your powerpoint voltage is as I don't know which country you are in. The reading you gave were not quite close to powerpoint voltage (I thought it should be in the range of 110V to 240V). If it is a transformer, the voltage should add up but I am not sure about compressor. See if you can provide more information.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Refrigerator buzzes & clicks

The only thing a capacitor does is 'kick' the compressor to start it. There is a box on the compressor containing the start relay. If it is defective or dirty, it might buzz. With the power off, find it, remove its cover and use some canned air to blow off any dirt inside. If that doesn't fix it, replace it. If there is a fan down there, be careful...and be sure it is working.

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SOURCE: buzzing sound, freezer nor fridge cooling

sounds like a compressor issue, perhaps the good news would be if its just under 5 yrs, youll have a 5 yr warr onthe compressor assy.( you should anyway) ck your manual for warr info

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

SOURCE: clicking noise coming from refrigerator

If the "clicking" noise is from a relay on the board or compressor, it's likely th compressor would be cycling on and off.

It could be a fan blade (evaporator or condenser) hitting something. Both fans only run when the compressor is on. This should be addressed ASAP as it could be a wire it's rubbing on.

Finally, the noise could be caused by the refrigerant within the sealed refrigeration system. This noise is more of a nuisance rather than a mechanical failure.

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SOURCE: I have a ARB2205CS that is 6.5 yrs old. It stopped

Yes your compressor is coming to a stop. There was a 5yr warranty I am sure but if it's 6.5yrs now it's still beyond coverage. I would call some authorized companies familiar with these models who replace the compressors. Not all companies do. Shop around for the best price. I am sure you can do better than $700. I can usually compete that job in 1.5hrs. And the replacement is a great compressor.

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SOURCE: Fridge working but not cooling.

The white component you see , is the problem . That is the overload/relay . These short due to power surges , dirty coils in the front bottom of refrig , or just by age . They short , to save the compressor , when one of these happens . The part number you need is # 8201786 . This part just prys off (maybe one wire clip ) , easily replaceable with instructions included with the part .

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