TECH : REFRIGERATOR QUESTION(THANKS!)

hello all,
i have a sears coldspot frig i bought 2 years ago. it works fine except now theirs a loud buzzing coming from the compressor area. it occurs about every 20 minutes and lasts for 15+ seconds or so. the only way to describe the sound is like a buzzer/solenoid is pulling in. any help would be appreciated. thanks! john ross
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Wihtout being th ere to hear it, it sounds like low voltage to the compressor, and kicking off on overload. But that's just a guess.
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While one can't be sure without hearing it, I've heard ice maker water solenoids make that noise. At those intervals, it might be a little fast to be that but it's worh a look. You might try turning off the ice maker for a day to see if it quits.
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You can read about normal and abnormal sounds of a refrigerator at the following link:
My new refrigerator is making strange sounds. What is wrong with it? http://ng.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?IDv8
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Hi,
Model#? Sears products are made by a few different companies. http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.
Does the refrigerator have an icemaker? Is it hooked up? The fill valve can make a loud buzz noise once in a while if it is calling for water but no water is hooked up to it, make sure the icemaker is shut off if no water is hooked up to the rerigerator.
Other things to check for, tubing touching one another, something fallen behind the fridge, condenser fan motor blade hitting something, defrost condensing pan out of place.
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/fridgenoises.JPG
Some common noise makers.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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snipped-for-privacy@attbi.com (john ross) wrote in message

thanks for all the help! turns out it was the icemaker solenoid. never hooked up the icemaker but someone turned it on so it was calling for water every 15 minutes. glad i didnt call a tech out ! thanks everyone! jr
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snipped-for-privacy@attbi.com (john ross) wrote in message

Glad to hear you found the trouble maker :)
Thankx for the update!!
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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