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Compressor making a loud noise, freezer cannot cool

I have a 6 year old Traulsen freezer, model G12010. The freezer will cool to 59F degrees and then a loud high pitch sound followed with a sound of running water coming from what I think is the compressor. The temperature then goes up to 70F degree. The fan is working well (1 year old) and the coils are clean.

Question: Is it worth calling for service or should I trash it?


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  • pumanick May 19, 2008

    The refrigerant was never serviced. Are there other causes for the high pressure? Is this serviceable or does this require a new compressor?

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    freezer making loud humming noise

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It sounds to me like the internal relief valve is lifting due to discharge pressure being to high such as it a system that is over charged with refrigerant. Have the system tested for pressures on high and low sides. If someone has serviced this unit recently there may be to much of a charge in the system. Also check the name place for the proper refrigerant and charge .

Posted on May 19, 2008

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    James Helmer May 19, 2008

    Normally it is more uneconomical to replace the compressor is it is the compressor that is at fault than to get an new freezer. The problem you are having could be caused by a restricted filter/dryer at the condenser outlet. Have it checked out by a unprofessional service tech. They will have the tools necessary to diagnose the full nature of your problem.

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