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Refridge and freezer stopped cooling

This is the second time in two months this thing quit. The light is on, the fan is blowing inside but there is an intermitten buzzing sound following a click. It buzzes for about 5 min then quits... Any ideas?

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  • ckmetmt Jun 29, 2008

    Okay. I unplugged the refer for about 6 hours, cleaned it out, then plugged it back in, and it has been working again for almost a day.... Same thing last month. Is the compressor getting too hot or is it a bad switch? How can I test them to determine which is the problem?

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It is either the start switch on the side of the compressor or the compressor itself.
the buzzing sound is the start switch trying to start the compressor and the click is the overload on the start switch kicking it out.
the start switch is bad or the compressor is pulling too much amps = bad compressor.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jun 29, 2008


    • you can tell by the temperature of the compressor.

    •  if it gets hot, too hot to touch then it is going bad (if the coils are not dirty or the airflow blocked). 

    • the compressor should only get warm, 105f -115f.

    • usually if the switch goes bad it will not start again until you replace the switch.

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