Question about Refrigerators
The fridge has been starting to make and now more frequent clicking noises seemingly from the compressor at the back. These are the things I've checked 1) I have removed the starter relay and shaken it but do not hear any rattle. There are no burn marks on the start relay and overload device. Both are clean. I've disconnected and reconnected and have same issue. 2) the compressor is very hot when the clicking occurs. Also, this is more frequent during the day than at night where the air temperature is cooler ( I.e. longer intervals) 3) one major difference is that both the freezer and the fridge is keeping the temperature as per normal, at same temperature before the clicking started. 4) the unit inside is not very dusty. Nothing that should cause overheating. I'm not sure what to do here other than just blindly replace the overload device and start relay and hope for the best. Unfortunately I wasn't able to test the amperage (?) for the connectors as I do not own a volt meter and this fridge doesn't seem to have a condenser fan at the bottom of the unit next to the compressor.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i don't know jennair specifically being from england.
however, there is often a fan inside the back panel and the noise you heard was the fan hitting ice. the reason now not heard and fridge not working may be that the ice has built up so much the fan is jammed
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
I am experiencing the same problem with my GE fridge. We have already tried the Turbo Cool, but nothing seems to help.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
The noise is the overload. The compressor is trying to start and because it cannot start the overload clicks when the circuit is broken to compressor. Yes the problem could be the relay. The relay should be beneath the cover where the wiring goes into compressor. It could also be the start capacitor that the relay uses to start the compressor. When the thermostat tells the compressor to start the relay momentarily come on with stored voltage to bump start the compressor. Once the compressor starts the relay opens to prevent the no longer stored voltage from going to compressor. In short we need to unplug the refrigerator and open back near compressor to view and remove the cover that the wires go into. Mark the wire connections and see if you can get one of your local refrigeration stores to check the capacitor and start relay. You can do all of these by purchasing a three in one start capacitor and relay designed for you refrigerators size. But before you do all of these things get back with me so we can test the compressors windings. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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