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I own a five year old Whirlpool side by side refrigerator. Last week my house experienced two power failures in the matter of a few minutes. Ever since then, while the refrigerator appears to be cooling and making ice etc. it makes a buzzing noise (for lack of a better word) every few minutes or so. Any ideas what the problem could be? Thanks

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This problem sounds like the compressor or the relay going bad on the unit. You can pull the fridge out and feel the top of the compressor if it is very hot to the touch then the compressor is bad, From there you go to the relay and make sure that it is operating correctly and is not fried. If it is that can be replaced. The compressor on the other hand would cost you more to replace then a new fridge. Also electric companies will pay you back for having a tech come out and looking at the system or if it is fried they will help get you a new fridge ASAP

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