Question about Refrigerators
Our refrigerator is making a Humming Noise that comes on & off about every 5 minutes. Our freezer is cooling off a bit, ice cream is soft and frozen items are sweating. I vacuumed the coils but they looked OK to begin with. I removed the rear panel to inspect and touched the Capacitor & Starter to see if they were vibrating but did not feel anything.
Its a Kenmore side by side model 253.52622200
Whay do you think?
The relay overload on the compressor is bad. its a very common problem. replace the relay overload and it will start back up again. ( relay overload is what your calling the starter)
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
Your symptoms are classic. What you are hearing is the starter relay trying to start a warm/hot compressor by supplying it with an extra jolt of electricity, but because of the faulty compressor (or if you are lucky a faulty relay) that's warm (cool ones start more easily often) is refusing to budge into motion and compress the freon. Maytag (the model I have that went through this the past week), I believe, has a five year warranty on the compressors. They did on mine, but unless you have an extended warranty the labor replacing it is not covered and that will be around 2-3 hours worth. This is the price we are paying for our quest for energy efficiency. Compressors are being built so small and light that they fail much more often than grandma's old, old refrigerator that was built like Fort Knox and ran for 45 years, remember? But we're being energy efficient! Thank you environmental extremists! I wish I could send you the repair bill.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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Hey Joanne, I appreciate your inquiry!
Based off my understanding the freezer side of your Frigidaire refrigerator is making a loud humming noise. The humming sound could be coming from your compressor. If the sound is a new development it may be a possible issue with the fan pushing further against the wall. You may need to seek help from a professional technician for proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you from purchasing any unnecessary parts. Hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt
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