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Amana refridge fridge will not work. freezer is on the bottom and he doesn't work either. lights come on and fan motor is running. the compressor makes a humming noise every 5 minutes or so. I'm pretty handy so it's not a problem for me to fix but I just don't know if it's the compressor or something else. thanks!

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Re: amana refridge

The humming noise is the compressor cycling on the overload protector. By the posted date I would think that you already replaced the refrigerator.

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