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Showcase freezer fan motor makes constant clicking noise

The freezer works fine just makes loud clicking noise. the fan is not hitting anything. The second I kill the power the noise quits. If the fan motor is making the noise would the noise still continue with no power and the fan still turning? The fan does have play in it from in and out, not a wabbly play. Could this be a bearing in the fan motor? Also can a freezer compressor motor be used for an air compressor?

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I have seen this specific problem. and I solved it.

It's the fan "bouncing" against the motor housing. Nothing wrong with fan -- design flaw. The way I solved this problem was to shim the fan mount so the fan was at a slight angle off level -- this keeps the shaft from moving in and out and the fan banging against the housing.

Here's a link discussing your queston about making an air compressor from a refrigerator compressor.

http://www.volksrods.com/id36.htm

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Did you try the shimming suggestion?

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Is the noise clicking consistantly?or just on again off again?Yes there may be a faulty motor.Try removing the wires and tape them up then run the unit if there is still noise need more info .And to let you know yes they can be made into a low quality air compressor:) hope i helped :)

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