I have a side-by-side Jenn-air/Maytag/Whirlpool refrigerator.
My fridge recently started to make a 10 second buzzing sound, ending with a
click. This repeats every 3 minutes. When the buzzing starts, the lights
inside the fridge dim slightly and the compressor is not running. The
buzzing sounds continue indefinitely in 3 minute intervals.
The refrigerator has stopped cooling. The compressor cannot be heard. The
fan(s) are running all the time.
If I turn the fridge off for about one hour, and then turn it on again, the
fans and the compressor come on, and it cools OK. However, after the fridge
has been running OK for an hour, the buzzing/clicking sound starts again and
the compressor stops running.
Would anyone have a clue what might cause this behavior? Is it possible that
the compressor locks up after one hour of running? The fridge is only 2 1/2
I have a serviceman come out on Thursday but I would like to have an idea
what the problem might be. The basic 2 year warranty has expired, but the 6
year warranty for the compressor is still in force.