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Clicking, buzzing, compressor too hot, thawed out

A couple of days ago I started hearing a click, buzzing from my fridge.
tonight I notice it has stopped cooling.

compressor too hot to touch for extended period of time.

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Sounds like the compressor is in thermal overload. Let it cool down completely and meter the starting amperage on start to run. The compressor could be seized or it's windings could be shorted to ground (checking the resistance between the windings terminals on the compressor while unplugged will determine this.).

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Just experienced the same periodic buzzing. Diagnosed by a repairman as a seized up compressor, estimate $600 to $700. Fridge is about 5 years old. Amana reliability is not the same after the Maytag merge.

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