Question about Refrigerators
We have a maytag side by side (model MSD2655HEB). There is a loud buzzing noise followed by a click. This noise used to be very subtle a few months back but has been gradually increasing. Today its very loud.
Also, everything in the freezer is thawed. The freezer is cold but just not cold enough. The refrigerator side seems to be ok. Any ideas on what this could be?
I have a 1.5 year old GE refrigerator and freezer. This unit had not given me any problems until 2 days ago when I constantly heard a loud buzzing sound coming from the freezer. I called GE and Best Buy (bought it there) and asked to troubleshoot this over the phone. They suggested sending a technician over for $100 just for the visit + labor + parts which could add up to hundreds of dollars. So, I researched the web and blogs like this. The answer to my problem was simple. Something that I placed inside the freezer was blocking the air circulation vent. So, I turned off the whole refridgerator and I removed everything from my freezer. For good measure I dislodged some ice and frost that had developed over the vent. I carefully put back everything into the freezer, but this time being careful not to block the vent. I turned on the power and voila! No more buzzing sound!!! I hope this works for you too.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Look and see what kind of compressor you have. If it is a Tecumpseh (will have a picture of an indian head on it) then the compressor needs to be replaced. This is very common for them if the unit is 3-5 yrs. old. If it is an Embraco compressor then I would replace the relay and overload on the compressor first. Compressor will have a 5 yr warranty. Relays have a 1 yr warranty.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
I have this exact problem with the same Maytag model. From what I am discovering, there could also have a bad start relay. That is easy and inexpensive to replace, especially if your fridge is still cool after more than 24 hours. If the problem persists, it is likely that the compressor has lost or is losing its freon, which means that a licensed HVAC repairman must replace the compressor. Alternatively, it's time to get a new fridge, depending on how expensive the repair will be and how old the fridge is.
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Search for the model number and find "compressor" in the list of categories.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
I'm also having the exact problem. I'd like to know what was the eventual solution. The fridge side seems fine on mine at this point. The buzzing has gotten much louder. We were gone for ten days and I noticed a soft buzz three days ago when we got back. Now stuff is mostly thawed in the freezer but still cold in the fridge. Colder than the freezer.
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
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