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My Kenmore side-by-side refridgerator is making a loud humming noise. My Kenmore side by side refrigerator/freezer has been making a buzzing noise every few minutes. Now I realize that the freezer is no longer freezing. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like your compressor is not starting due to a faulty "starter PTC" a.k.a. start relay. Or a faulty compressor. The buzzing noise you hear is the compressor trying to start. When it's windings overheat, an internal cut-off switch "clicks" off until it cool down.
Then the cycle repeats.

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You need to clean your coils under the 'fridge,' and wait 24 hours, if it is not not getting cold, perhaps replace the freon. If that does not work, you need to call a repairman.

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