You recommended the following for my problem. "That can also mean that the starter is broken.which will be a cheaper fix than a new compressor.Also the capacitor can be broken and that will give the same results. Please click HERE for drawing and parts( #30 is starter #55 capacitor)"
I purchased the parts and just received today. I installed and problem continues. The buzzing goes on for about 10 seconds and then goes off for a few minutes. This continues until I pull the plug. The frig just has warm air flowing into it while plugged in.
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Re: Compressor buzzes loud & frig does not get cold
Ok one thing to check before you start purchasing a new compressor which at this point sounds like the problem.It might be that the hot tube has sprung a leak or the heat exchanger. Problem with on-line advice is that i can not see and put my hands on it.You have to check if you still have pressure on the system. If you do not have any pressure the compressor will run dry heat up and stop as the thermal resistance gets too big. I think there is a repair kit for the heat exchanger and or the hot tube. 1-800-374-4432.1 is the number for frigidaire service techs. They should be able to confirm this. double check with them and than pls come back to me
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That can also mean that the starter is broken.which will be a cheaper fix than a new compressor.Also the capacitor can be broken and that will give the same results.
Please click HERE for drawing and parts( #30 is starter #55 capacitor)
The noise is coming from the compressor and is a result of a broken support spring inside the compressor. When the unit shuts down, the inner casing rattles against the outer casing because the spring is not there to keep them apart. The only fix is to replace the compressor but otherwise it is just bothersome. http://tclaundryrepair.com/home
The grommet simply holds the start relay in place. Unless it is torn, you won't need it. Likely the start relay. The buzzing is possibly the relay contacts on the start relay burning if the problem occurs when the compressor starts...although it could be the compressor making noise as well. You might try to "hear it out". The start relay gives a boost to the compressor by adding in another winding inside to 'kick' the compressor.
If all you hear is the buzz, you might just wait a bit to see what fails!
I have a 1.5 year old GE refrigerator and freezer. This unit had not given me any problems until 2 days ago when I constantly heard a loud buzzing sound coming from the freezer. I called GE and Best Buy (bought it there) and asked to troubleshoot this over the phone. They suggested sending a technician over for $100 just for the visit + labor + parts which could add up to hundreds of dollars. So, I researched the web and blogs like this. The answer to my problem was simple. Something that I placed inside the freezer was blocking the air circulation vent. So, I turned off the whole refridgerator and I removed everything from my freezer. For good measure I dislodged some ice and frost that had developed over the vent. I carefully put back everything into the freezer, but this time being careful not to block the vent. I turned on the power and voila! No more buzzing sound!!! I hope this works for you too.