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koehler 04-09-2010 12:31 PM

Refrigerator not cooling/compressor making funny sound
This is in a rental unit. Renter called to say it had been sounding "funny" and then she was gone overnight and most of the day. Upon returning, everything in the freezer was thawed and not cold. My husband cleared the dust from the coils underneath and said the compressor does sound funny. Renter said it is putting out warm air. Have a couple of calls into repairmen, but neither have returned my call yet. Thank you for any ideas you might have.

Gene 04-09-2010 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by koehler (Post 206462)
...said the compressor does sound funny...

Can you be more specific on that sound?


richappy 04-10-2010 02:00 AM

Is the compressor running, or is it just sitting there and heating up. The compressor will make a whining sound and vibrate a bit if running.

koehler 04-10-2010 06:48 AM

From my husband..."It's kind of a high pitched squeal and cycles on and off. When it cycles, it doesn't sound healthy."

richappy 04-10-2010 07:43 AM

Your compressor is probably drawing high current at startup, then shutting down on it's overload klixon, very probably a burnt start winding. Does not sound like it's fixable.

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