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My philips fridge freezer (side by side) keeps clicking as if trying to do something. The issue only goes on for a short period of time and is not consistent in any way.

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  • spankychan Jul 01, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply.



    On discussion with my wife, it seems that the clicking occurs in sync with the temperature display and the sybols on the same panel flashing.

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It sounds like it could be a bad (or possibly going bad): 

  •  start switch (on the side of the compressor) or

  •  compressor itself

  • the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. 

  • if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.

  • so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

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