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Fridge stopped working suddenly

Yesterday my fridge simply stopped working.  I don't know if this could be related, but we lost power the night before.  It runs as if it is fine, but it no longer cools either the fridge or the freezer.  Every 3 minutes or so, it kicks on and there is this slight buzzing noise that lasts about 5 seconds and then clicks off.

Any ideas??

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  • funelcloud Dec 09, 2008

    Does anyone have any certain responses. My fridge started doing the same thing (buzzing from underneath every couple of minutes for about 5 seconds) and today it is no longer cooling in the fridge and freezer side. it's less than 5 years old. no power outage in my case. It just started doing this all of a sudden while we were sitting to dinner. Only problem I had before that was the ice maker tube froze over.

  • funelcloud Dec 09, 2008

    Where can I get details how to replace this instead of paying $250 for someone to do it. Is it very complex or simple. The item is only $20, but the Sears people want to charge $250

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Sounds like the relay (start device) on the compressor has failed.  This is a very common problem especially for models that are 3-5 yrs old.  I would replace that first.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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