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For the last 2 weeks I've been hearing a clicking noise for about 10-15 sec. with my Amana AFD2535DES fridge. Suddenly, everything stopped cooling meaning both the fridge and refrigerator portion. After reading on this help board, I changed out the relay/overload capacitor and it started working great. Then the noise starting coming back, not nearly as often and the compressor is getting very hot, but the unit still works (I unplug it at night for an hour or two and let the compressor cool off). My unit is just out of the 5 year warranty window, so I'm not ready to invest the $300 in a fridge that I consider to be a flawed mechanical design to begin with (not the first time I had to open this fridge and DIY a fix). Question: Is the compressor starting to go on this unit, or is there something else I am missing?

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  • sbzaila Sep 03, 2010

    So the clicking sound has pretty much disappeared and the compressor gets hot but not super hot anymore...Fridge is working fine suddenly...I'm truly stumped...any thoughts?

  • sbzaila Sep 05, 2010

    So it is actually a buzzing sound and it is coming from the Relay/Capacitor assembly which I just replaced. Is the compressor pulling to much current that is burning out the relay? Compressor is not to hot to the touch so I'm not sure if its the compressor going out.

  • sbzaila Sep 05, 2010

    Also, how do I clean the condenser on this unit? is it underneath the freezer section? Can't seem to get to it from the back.

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Hello,

You need to check for the refrigerator level, drain pan, condenser fan, evaporator fan and inspect the compressor mounts for the cause of noise. Any popping or hissing sound is normal on frost free refrigerators.

If the compressor is overheating. You need to unplug the refrigerator and clean the condenser coils. If the compressor is bad hot to touch after cleaning the condenser coil, it is either the compressor is low on freon or the compressor is getting to the end of its life and will need to be replace.

In summary, i think the noise is from the compressor, so is either the compressor is at the end of its life, i will advice you replace the compressor.

Take care.

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It is the compressor that is going out of it for sure.
they do make a constant clicking sound before they do pass out for weeks or even months before it plainly quits on you

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