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Refrigerator consisently buzzing...freezer defrosted overnight

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Our Refrigerator was making a constant buzzing sound. We woke up this morning to a puddle of water coming from the bottom of the unit as well as the freezer being completely defrosted. We're not looking at buying a new one, but could it be the motor is not working at cooling the unit?

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Not enough information to correctly offer , a diagnosis but, a buzzing sound could mean the compressor is attempting to start but can't. or it is running without freon. You will need a diagnosis from a certified technician for this issue.

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SOURCE: Freezer/refrigerator compressor running constantly

th ebi-metal is a thermostat which shuts the defrost heater on/off, but doesnt actually put the unit into defrost. if it were bad the defrost heater would never go on resulting in massive build up of ice on back wall of freezer, and noticable refrigeration sect. cooling.. dont know how you know the compressor never shuts down, but if that the case perhaps you have a sealed system/ freon issue. try removing the back panel of freezer section and check the evaporator coil. you shuld have an even frost pattern over the entire evap coil. if theres just frost over the top 1or 2 coils, and the rest of coil is shiny aluminum , thats an indication of a sealed system issue.( 5 year part warr by manufacture) def not a do it yourself issue...but that would,, depending on extent of restriction/loss of freon,, cause freezer to freeze and defrost eratically,and the compressor would be running constantly trying to achieve a good stable temp

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Freezer Buzzing

thats not a valid model number open the fridge door and look up at the top by the light bulb on a white sticker and ill try to help ok

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SOURCE: Kenmore cold spot refrigerator freezer

I would look to the condenser where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system for your problem. Check and make sure the condenser fan operates, check the compressor for operation. If the condenser is plugged with dust it will cause the compressor to cycle on its thermal overload protector. Normally in back there is a removable panel to access the condenser and compressor area. make sure you reinstall the cover after you are done. It is critical to proper operation and cooling of the system.

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SOURCE: ge eterna refrigerator loud humming

suspect you have a problem with the defrost system and hence the noise with the fan. take back panel off inside the freezer and if i'm right, melt ice off with a hairdryer. get back to me to say the results if you want

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SOURCE: Whirlpool side by side refrigerator not defrosting.

take back panel off inside freezer. check continuity thro heater and thermal fuse in series with heater

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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