Question about Freezers
The buzz your hearing is the compressor NOT starting. You should hear a click after about 45 seconds and then silence. The click is the KLIXON thermal overload doing it's job of hopefully protecting the compressor windings.
There are a couple of things that can be causing your problem.
1. The PTC relay / KLIXON assy is no longer working normally (sometimes caused by a loose / hot contact)
2. The run Capacitor has failed
3. The bad news... the compressor rotor is locked and will not turn.
The relay and capacitor are a moderatly priced fix even if you have in home service.
If the compressor is locked and has to be replaced then your looking at a repair bill well upwards of $300.00 with the compressor, pre-oil for the system, labor and Freon / coolant.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Check the water valve on the back of the refrigerator if it has an ice maker. Make sure the valve is turned completely on and not constricting the flow of water to the refrigerator via the water supply line. You might also hear a simultaneous buzzing sound when the gurgling noise occurs. In some refrigerator models, this filling process is on a timer, and you might hear the buzzing and/or gurgling every 15 minutes or so.
Check the water supply line for leaks or damage. You might see a puddle of liquid on the floor. If air is pulled into the water line as the refrigerator is pulling in water, that can create a gurgling noise. Replace the damaged hose yourself, or contact an appliance repair technician for assistance
Wait while the refrigerator completes its defrosting cycle if you hear water dripping and gurgling in the freezer area. When the heating coil turns on, the melted water from the frost flows down to a drain pan for evaporation to take place. The defrost process usually takes about 30 minutes. This is automatic and cannot be prevented in most refrigerators. Keep the closed to try to prevent unnecessary frost buildup.
Wait while the water equalizes in the refrigerator if you hear a gurgling sound when shutting the door. This is normal and is a result of air being forced through the drain tube. The gurgling can last several seconds but should eventually dissipate this usually happens with old fridges upgrade its a good investment
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