Question about Amana 22.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator with FrontFill Ice and Water

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Our units compressor is making like a on off noise and our freezer is not staying cold enoough allowing food to thaw

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  • poshmom Nov 13, 2009

    how can I tell which one it is the relay or the compressor

  • poshmom Nov 13, 2009

    MN fisherman

    How can I tell the difference between a problem with the relay and a problem with the compresser

  • poshmom Nov 13, 2009

    thanks Chuck

  • poshmom Nov 13, 2009

    Thank you chuck for your input my husband says that makes sense.

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It sound like the compressor is kicking off. This can be caused by the starter/overload going bad. How to check stuff>
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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.

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Either the relay is bad or compressor pump is bad.

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