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I'm getting a wierd sound coming from my JBL2088HES refrigerator. It is a buzz like an electric shaver followed by a click. It seems to happen in 3 min intervals. Any Idea what it could be?

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  • kevin_legnon Dec 10, 2009

    It does have an Ice maker and that was my impression, that the sound was coming from the Ice Maker.

  • magillago174 May 11, 2010

    is the sound coming from the back of refrigerator is the unit cooling does unit have an ice maker if unit is cooling fine then noise is not compressor related if you have ice maker the line to ice maker may have frozen or inlet valve may be bad the timing sounds like ice maker not getting water and cycling threw most ice maker have a heater two thaw cubes to harvest and then will cool back down 'you can hold your hand on valve to verify if that is the source or you can raise the metal wire at ice maker to off position or time and watch ice maker just before bussing noise to check if that is the source the fingers on the ice maker turn to go through cycle

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Kevin,

It sounds like it could be the compressor overload relay or the compressor itself. Lets hope that it is the overload relay, most compressor replacements are very expensive.

The overload/relay isn't very expensive and replacing it will be cheaper than calling a repair tech to tell you if it is the compressor or the overload/relay.

This is a relatively simple repair, if you look at your compressor you will find two wires connected to a small box ( overload/relay )
To remove the overload first you must remove the metal retainer by unhooking it with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Now remove the overload relay by pulling it away from the compressor.

The relay for your refrigerator has a capacitor connected to it, the capacitor and the relay are sold as one piece part # 67005560.

all that you have to do is remove the old relay with the capacitor from the wires by pulling the plug off and connecting the new overload/relay/capacitor to it, reinstall the relay to the compressor and you are done.

Good Luck
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