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When the compressor comes on it makes a poppiing sound Is this normal?

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No this is not normal. Either the device plugged into the side of the compressor is making that sound or the compressor itself.

I have a couple of suggestions. If it is the device plugged into the side of the compressor (called an overload and relay) then I would replace it. Sometimes you can take them off and see that they are damaged or burned. Other times you have to take them off and shake them. If they make a distinct rattling sound it is broken. What is rattling is a disk shaped object that is broken and no longer works. However, your compressor is starting sooooo, I doubt that piece is totally broken.

If it's the compressor, it may be worth fixing because it looks like you have a really nice frig. This will be expensive unfortunately. Compressors are expensive as well as the labor to replace them.

Posted on May 30, 2010

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