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Buzzing sound My refrigerator started making a buzzing sound, lasting about 10 seconds, and repeating about every 2 minutes. I came home today to discover neither the fridge or freezer is working(light is on but neither are cold). Can you tell me what this is and will it be expensive to repair?

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Re: Buzzing sound

The buzzing sound is the compressor trying to start. Unfortunately, it is locked up and the overload is cutting it out. It resets every couple of minutes or so. The problem is the compressor. You can try a hard start capacitor to see if it breaks loose, this is the cheap fix, otherwise it needs a new compressor, the expensive one.

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Refrigerator makes a buzzing sound for 10 seconds clicks and stops making the sound. This happens every minute or so

I believe that buzzing sound is coming from the start relay and the click is the overload clicking because the compressor is trying to start but cannot because the start relay is defective, You may have a run or start capacitor bad also, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Sounds of the start relay is struggling to get the compressor started. In most cases the start components will need replaced to prevent further damage to compressor and loss of food storage. In these cases I always test the compressor windings to insure the compressor winding are not breaking down. I will not be able to tell you the parts you will need but it is a sure deal, work will need to be done in this area. I will need your model number to assist in parts. I will give you a helpful link on a compressor windings test. I reccomend that someone do the work soon, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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