My fridge started buzzing for about 10 seconds every few minutes like 2 weeks ago. Now my freezer has defrosted almost everything and my fridge isn't cold. We have cleaned all dust from bottom. What could this be?
Side by side FRS6R3EW7 fairly loud buzz for about 10 seconds. Sometimes will buzz 2-3 times in a 5 minute period. Sometimes not for days. One incident I noticed icecream thawing,so I turned up the freezer slightly seemed to solve the problem (later I turned temp back down to 5 where we normally keep it set. Refrig is only 2-3 years old.
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You have one of two problems going on. Your fan is spinning at hitting the sides. Or your compressor is shot which seems to be more the problem and even though it is cold the humming sound is a warning for you that the compressor is shot and it is more affordable to replace the fridge then the compressor. Sometimes compressor can cost more then the fridge.
it should come back after about 20 mins only and should cool back after about 10 mins.
i'm afraid the buzzing sound could be coming from your compressor which can not start. the over current relay is tripping off after 20 seconds to prevent the compressor from burning up. i suggest to unplug the ref, let it cool for 1 day, re plug it after a day and observe the compressor if would run.
if the buzzing sound is still there and the unit is no longer cooling, then the compressor is not running. check the relay of the compressor. it could just be the relay.
Buzzing is usually a fan, like one in the freezer, or back bottom - for cooling the freon. The compressor over-heat usually will make a single click (off) and a few minutes later a click (on). If the fan in the freezer stops working well, the freezer will frost up and the fridge section will not be cold enough.
the buzzing sound is the compressor trying to start. Unfortunately, it is locked up and the overload is cutting it out. It resets every couple of minutes or so. The problem is the compressor. You can try a hard start capacitor to see if it breaks loose, this is the cheap fix, otherwise it needs a new compressor, the expensive one.
It sounds like the condensor fan motor is seizing up. This is the fan that cools the compressor down. Does the outside of the fridge feel excessively hot to touch? Can you feel air being circulated under the fridge or behind the fridge? It could also be a faulty defrost timer. Try to identify where the buzzing is coming from and if it is the condensor fan you can put a normal standing fan behind the fridge, blowing onto the compressor untill the repairman can get to you.