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When plugging power, I hear a loud buzzing noise at relay overload switch at compressor is this the switch or

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Old 05-17-2012, 07:29 AM
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Default Loud Buzzing noise coming from Overload Relay
Model Number: ET18XKXR   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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When plugging power, I hear a loud buzzing noise at relay overload switch at compressor is this the switch or compressor that is bad? When i unplugged relay the frig just hummed.


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My overload switch has 3 lead openings,used meter at 2 got 64 ohms other 2 got 0 then top 2 got nothing. touched where the white and red wire are on relay got 0. Got 7to12 ohms at compressor at all 3 leads?
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Is the start device a mechanical relay with a coil? If so, you might want to try a new start device available on this parts site.
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