Every 3 minutes I hear a noise, buzzing sound, come from underneath the bottom right of the refrig. It is consistently on a 3 minute cycle and lasts for about 5 seconds. The light in the refrigerator dims slightly when this happens.This is a 7 year old side by side and appears to be working properly, other then the buzzing sound. Any ideas?
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Re: ARS2665AC - Every 3 minutes noise
Unless this is somthing to with the ice maker, it is likely to be the refrigeration pump cycling on and off.
It is possible that the pump is being stalled upon start up.
Another possibility is that the pump vibrates more as the pressure is being built up and perhaps one of the rubber mountings has worn or perished.
As long as the fridge is still working properly as you say then this should not be a cause for concern unless it becomes annoying.
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I understand that you are hearing a buzzing noise from your microwave, even though the door is shut and and it is not running. I would suggest to give the appliance a hard reset. You will do this by either unplugging it or cutting the power off at the circuit breaker for 3-5 minutes. After the 3-5 minutes, bring power back. If you are still hearing a buzzing sound, I suggest either contacting the manufacturer or your local authorized technician.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator
do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other
things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the
last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start
trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling
a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
That is the compressor overload. I recommend you disconnect the refrigerator now to prevent damage to the compressor. It could be the start relay or the start capacitor is defective. Let me know when you are ready to test the compressor. This is serious that you disconnect asap to prevent damage to the internal overload. What you hear now is the external overload and the compressor will be too hot to touch. Sea Breeze
the noise is most probably compressor tubing vibrating while the unit is running. when you press against the doors your changing the position of the tubing causing it to quiet down. what you can do to fix it is pull refrig from wall remove unit cover on the bottom and move the tubing around alittle bit then put it back together and see what happens. in some cases unless it makes the noise while your working on it, it may take 2 or 3 attempts to finally get it to stop. additionally if you have copper tubing for the icemaker water line be sure it is isolated as well to help quiet it down.
DO BE CAREFUL when moving the tubing not to cause it to leak refrigerant by bending or moving too much. the noise is an annoyance and not a sign the refrig is about to break down. Thanks Peyton
either the noise is coming form he ice maker fill valve( but if its of and still aking noise i doubt it. it also possible that the noise is coming from the compressor itself, overheating nad trying to restart in which case would give a slight "buzz" noise for 5secs or so then "click" off, and wait maybe 3 min to restart again. look for melted ice andperhaps your ice dream ont as hard as it should be???