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A loud buzzing sound has been emittted from the unit on several occassions. high pitched and does not last long and goes off. have never heard it before.

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  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    model on the plate is ctx22dkc

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    i live alone and work, is there a fire hazard danger with this?

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    hi, plate on left side interior confirms model CTX22DKC serial number HZ548867 This model is like the top picture you sent but it has a ice/water dispenser in the right side of the top drawer. There are no other plates that i can find. sigh. hope this is of some help.

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    confirm model number from plate on left inside wall: CTX22DKC has all the manufacturing data, Louisville, ky etc, etc etc, serial number of this unit on plate HZ548867. There are no other plates on the unit. sigh. sorry. Unit is like top pic you sent but has a ice/water dispenser in the right side of the freezer door. ( its not hooked up)

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    trying to post response. model confirmed via plate on inside wall. CTX22DKC, serial number HZ548867. like top unit in pic with water/ice dispenser in right side of freezer door.

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010 has model number... i have no idea what to look for in the specs. grin.

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    Well sir, unfortunately I have a physical problem which precludes me from being able to fullfill your request. I apologize for not being able to get to the capacitor. this also means i will most likely not be able to affect a repair without calling in a service tech.

  • vopper4 Oct 16, 2010

    I want to thank you for you help. I am sure the problem can be fixed in the next day or so. I appreciate your efforts muchly. thanks again.. big smile.



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It sounds like the start relay, start capacitor and overload need to be replaced. If you provide the units model, I'll find the parts for you and the installation/removal instructions.

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  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    That is one of the function of this components, to cut off power to compressor in case of overheating and the other is to help compressor to start up. Don't worry, you're OK.. Give me a few to look for the parts.

  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    This model # ctx22dkc do not give me any results. Can you look it up for me again, please?

    This are the locations to look for the Model #

  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    Let me check on another site. In the mean time, would you check if any of this capacitors is the one on your unit?

    The capacitor is located on or very close to the compressor, unplug unit and check it out. Don't touch the Capacitor terminals, once you unplug the wires form capacitor, touch a metal part with the two capacitor terminals, this will discharge the capacitor. Don't worry, no sparks or noise will happen when you do that. Just a safety measure. If you want, take a picture of the capacitor before you remove it so you can reinstall it the same way, although the two wires can be connected on either terminal, it does not make any difference. If you can get the part no. from the capacitor without removing it, will be great for right now.

  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    It is the part 729 on this diagram. The capacitor's part # WR62X51 and the price is $51.50

    You can look for it at any Appliance Parts Store if you have one close by.

  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    No problem, changing a capacitor is like plugin an electrical cord into a power outlet. If you check on the diagram, all a person needs to do is unplug the unit from wall outlet, look on the back of the fridge for the capacitor, which will be on the tip of the harness, pull it out, plug the new one in, connect power cord back into wall. If you call a tech, instead of spending $50 on the repair, it will turn into a close to $200 repair.

    If you have somebody to do it for you, I will be happy to walk him through the steps.

  • Rene J Solis Oct 16, 2010

    No problem. Good luck and Thank You for using FixYa. Don't forget to rate this post!!!



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