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Why is my refrigerator making a clicking noise?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
June 23rd, 2012

My Kenmore refrigerator model number 596.65232403; serial number 1381573LT. The refrigerator keeps running and making a clicking sound. Should I disconnect it for the night? The temperature in the upper section is 42F.

Kenmore , Refrigerators
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Thank you for submitting your question. Your refrigerator temperature should be between 37-42 degrees. The freezer should be at zero degrees. This clicking noise is probably coming from the overload mounted on the compressor. When the overload trips it makes a clicking noise. It could be a weak overload but it usually trips due to either a weak relay or because the compressor is locking (getting stuck) sometimes. A technician normally has a kit that he can attach to the compressor, along with an amp probe that will help determine which part has failed. Without the kit and meter it could be very difficult to diagnose, unless the relay is burnt. I recommend scheduling for service to have the unit inspected and repaired. You can schedule for service online with our

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team. I hope this information helps. Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.
by tnesbi0
June 23rd, 2012
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June 21st, 2012
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