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Kenmore Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator humming/buzzing sound

The refrigerator was purchased new in 2003 - Kenmore Model # 596.62824200. Within the past few months when the motor turns on there's sometimes a humming - or more like a buzzing - sound. It lasts for about 15 seconds, or so.

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HI, The nouse you are hearing is the relay on the compressor. It is possible the relay is going bad but, there is also a chance the conpressor is the problem. You should get a service amn to check it out. I would hate to se you change the relay and then the compressor ruin that too.
I hope tis helps.

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