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Kenmore fridge started having sparks and has an unpleasant smell

I have a Kenmore fridge which started creating a buzzing noise/sound. This sound stopped after a while but started of again. Later during the day, I noticed a glow (may be sparks) emanating from underneath the fridge so I decided to unplug the power before anything disastrous would happen. Now I seem to get a very unpleasant smell coming from the fridge. A smell like as if something is burnt or fried. It is more evident when I tried to smell the rear of the fridge (around the compressor). Please help soon.
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The compressor is asealed unit and wont cause any smell but it does have a push on starter on the compressor pins under the cover (most likely cause)
Possible other faults are defrost element or defrost timer

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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