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Every 3 minutes the fridge makes a loud buzzing sound. seems to come from compressor.lasts about 10 seconds then stops with a click

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  • judcro Jun 02, 2008

    Haven't had a chance to try it yet. The part had to be ordered & hasn't come in yet. Will let you know if it worked,

  • judcro Jun 05, 2008

    Part installed last night. Fridge seems to have cooled down overnight & appears to be working properly.



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Your start system for the compresser (relay and overload) is out you will need to replace go to to look it up by your model number

Posted on May 30, 2008

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    Gary Davd Jun 02, 2008

    let me know Thanks



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