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Concerned about loud clicking noise

5yr old KA Superba has begun a loud clicking noise (relay? top right) about every 20 minutes. Cools and freezes fine; ice fine, but we don't hear the auto-defrosting like we used to. Coils cleaned, but they weren't that dirty.

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    Engineer husband is very good at fixing a lot of things electrical, but before he takes this apart, should we call a professional?


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To the person who hears a clicking sound you are correct, the compressor is trying to start but is not starting and that causes the overload to trip (click) wait a short time and it all happens again. Either the start relay is bad or the compressor is locked up. Less than 1 year old should be in warranty. If you want to try to check the relay you will need to unplug it from the side of the compressor. Once removed try to shake it and if you hear a rattle noise the relay is bad. To test the compressor you would need a test tool or be very experienced to perform accurate test.

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