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Refrigerator buzzing I have a maytag refrigerator, about 4 years old. It started buzzing a good bit lately. It does it when it's trying to kick on. It doesn't do it every time, sometimes it starts just fine. But when it does do it, it may do it any where from 2 to 5 times before it will kick on. I was wondering if you could help me decide what the problem is, so that I can get the right part to fix it. Thanks.

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Serial, it sounds like your compressor windings are failing. This has a 5 year warranty on it. I've seen this may times. Call for warranty service and have them replace the compressor, Catriver.

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