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    Default LG Fridge Making Clicking Noise

    Model Number: LRBC20512WW
    Brand: LG
    Age: 1-5 years

    My Fridge started recently making a clicking noise every few minutes, and at other times more spaced apart. The fridge and freezer are both cooling, and the fan works. I vacuumed and cleaned the fridge and coils, and this did not help. I read that the clicking noise could be a faulty overload protector. I replaced this and still have the clicking noise. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Steve
    Last edited by LGNY; July 24th, 2011 at 11:08 AM.

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    Can you tell where the clicking is comming from?
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    It sounds like the clicking noise is coming from the electrical components attached to the compressor. This is where the overload protector was that I just replaced.

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    Steve

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    Sounds like the compressor is kaput! You listed the age as 1-5 years. Check your warranty. I don't know if LG gives you 5 years on the compressor or not.
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    That is what I thought. How much does it generally cost to have it replaced. I am assuming it is not something I could do with out special tools.

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    $600 seems to be the average cost. That repair must be done by a certified refrigeration tech.
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    You may have changed the wrong part. Check the start capacitor right next to the compressor. It looks like a small black box with 2 wires attached to it. Replace that part with LG part #0CZZJB2012J or something similar to the microfarad readings on the label.

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    Is there a way to check the capacitor is working before I replace it?

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    You need a meter that can read microfarads. You can take it out and bring it to the local appliance parts store and see if you can use their meter. That would be the best thing to do.

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