Question about Refrigerators
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
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.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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POTENTIAL BEKO REFRIGERATOR FIRE RISK AND RECALL NOTICE
I would normally give a pointer to articles I have already posted this response on, but as this is such a potentially serious matter, I have posted my entire response here for you.
According to several sources I have checked, including most importantly, BEKO's own website, the MODEL numbers (not serial numbers) affected by the recall are as follows:
The fridges affected were manufactured between January 2000 and October 2006. After shipping and sitting around in shops, you can probably extend that margin to machines SOLD between 2000 and 2008. The first 2 digits of the serial numbers indicate the year of manufacture, so if your serial number doesn't start 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 or 06 you don't even need to check.
If you go to the BEKO website, there is a link to check your serial number:
The site also provides a mail address and a UK Freefone number that you can call (Though I've tried the number and it keeps cutting me off!! I presume they are swamped with calls)
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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
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