My side by side frigidaire is buzzing and only cooling slightly, there is a puddle at bottom of freezer in front.
Can anyone direct me to what theproblem and is this somehting my husband and I could fix?
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if it is like a buzzing sound and it is a two door unit, and you can tell from which side the noise comes from, either from the fridge or freezer side please do so-
Also, has it begun to take longer to cool ? if so, you may have a worn out evaporator fan that sometime in the near future will be ruined and the fridge will not cool as needed
If that is so, the replacement part runs somewhere between 35.00 to 50.00 plus the technician labor cost to replace it
I would check for a bad starter relay first unless you can verify that the sound is comming from the compressor. How to check stuff>
That noise is typical when the compresor is trying to start but it doesn't , it could be the condensing fan motor that doesn't work and the compresor goes off on overload ; a common problem with this compresors is the relay (mounted at the side of the compresor behind a black plastic cover) goes bad , this you can replace is about $20 , and if still the compresor won't start you will need to put another one and this is an expensive job.
Either the start device for the compressor is bad or the compressor has died. The easiest way to tell is to replace the start device. It cost around 30-40 bucks and the part number for it is 218721119. In most of these cases its just a bad start device. The start device is located on the side of the compressor in the bottom back of the unit. It will have a capacitor attached to it that you will want to keep and stick on the new one. If you need anymore help just let me know. Good Luck!