Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Compressor is loud, we can hear it click for almost two minutes before it clicks on - any ideas

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers


Posted on Feb 07, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ge ghs25j refrigerator

Yikes! that sounds like the starter capacitor or starter relay.
Your meter must be able to show very low ohms to distinguish a short from a normal coil. Relay coils like that can be very low... like 10's of ohms.
If you bypassed the relay, then you are sending the compressor into over-current (because there is no starter capacitor) or the compressor is shorted.
There is somewhere a starter capacitor or "condenser" that basically gives the motor a boost to get it turning. These capacitors usually open up after a few years. You can get a new one at a refrigeration or AC parts store. It will be marked with a number like 22 uF. It is round or rounded and has a metal covering. Be sure to get the right kind because all this stuff you are working with is dangerous to make a mistake with.
When that capacitor is bad, you will hear the compressor hum loudly and then click. If you are just plain mean you will wait a few minutes and it will do it again... but what you are doing is going to ruin you compressor when there may still be lots of life in it.
On the other hand, if this has gone on too long, the compressor may be ruined anyway. But a new capacitor is much cheaper than a new compressor by a long shot!

Dec 17, 2013 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Loud buzzing

What is the model number of your unit? If you look at the compressor (back of unit big black bulb looking thing) do you see a picture of an indian on it?
If your compressor looks like this (techumseh compressor) then you almost certainly need a new compressor.

Mar 13, 2013 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My refrigerator/freezer is making a sharp buzzing noise followed by a loud click. Its been doing this every few minutes for a while, and now today, everything in my freezer appears to be defrosting.

Is that buzzing/click you hear from the compressor area?
If it is from their, the relay on the compressor has gone out, or the compressor is locked up.To determine which of those it is the amprage draw using a amp meter clamped to the wire on the overload thermostat where the relay is, must be measured, if 17 or higher amps the compressor has locked up, if its around 5 or so the relay has gone out and replacing both relay and overload will fix it.If the compressor has locked that is a major repair and may cost up to $1200


Aug 07, 2011 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

The refriderator had been making clicking noises for quite a while and i s wondering what is was, every ten minutes or so it sounds like a motor in the back clicks on and vibrates very loud for about 6...

That sound you hear is your compressor trying to start. You will notice that the freezer temperature will begin to get warmer, while the fresh food side "seems" ok, but it wont for long. Now the problem might be the compressor itself, or the start device which starts the compressor. You will have to either buy a start kit and hope that is it, or bite the bullet and call A Fast Local Refrigerator Repair service and have them test your compressor.

Dec 10, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Compressor clicking on very loud every couple

it sounds to me like your loosing your compressor, but not really the clicks are comming from the realy and overload, they are attached to the compressor, and turn it on and off
replace those two and you should be ok
look in the compressor section

you should be ok

Oct 24, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My 53564 side by side refrigerator seems to be

good catch........
pull the unit out and listen to the back and bottom
that click is more than likely comming from the compressor electriacal connection
it could be just loud, but if you have not herd it before its probaly going bad

Oct 14, 2009 | Kenmore 53562 / 53564 / 53569 Side by Side...

1 Answer

It will run for a very short time then turn off and if you turn the defrost timer till it clicks it turns back on

The defrost timer is sticking if it only clicks a couple times before it starts. Try turning off the frig. and play with the timer, you will hear a differance in the clicking. When it has a loud click it goes into defrost and then you will hear a second loud click and it will come out of defrost and the compressor will start.If you are only hearing one loud click when you have did this before you can just replace the timer.

Aug 05, 2009 | Maytag Refrigerators

1 Answer

01% humidity

When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor starting. Do you hear that second click?

The compressor is located in the rear bottom on the right side looking at the machine. After you press the start button and the blower fan comes on, bend over near the back of the unit and listen for the "click".

Sep 06, 2008 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

Maytag msd2454gr

The click is not normal. The compressor is not starting and is tripping the overload. There is a chance the start relay on the compressor is shorted, but most likely the compressor will have to be replaced.
Unplug it for several hours until the compressor cools down and then try it again, if it starts up ok when it is cool the compressor is the problem for sure.
If it is less than 5 yrs old the compressor is still covered by warranty and will be replaced free of charge.

Dec 07, 2007 | Maytag MSD2456G Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

46 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides