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Sears Kenmore Refrigerator 106.58144800 - clicking noise

JohnAllison

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Model Number
106.58144800
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Hi Pals,

Could you please help me to find an spare part for my refrigerator?
It is making a clicking noise form the small device that is below the fridge, behind, near the compressor. I think it is the starter?


Model Number: 106.58144500
Manufacture Date: 07-2008 :S

is this one.

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What do you think?
can be saved?
 

rickgburton

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The clicking sound is the overload inside the start device when it opens and closes. Before you replace the start device, measure the compressor windings. The overload will open if the compressor gets too hot or draws too many amps:
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Here's the start device:
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JohnAllison

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I changed the started and I have been monitoring the fridge for at least 8 days, the clicking noise is gone and also it works perfectly.
Just a note here, I observed the clicking noise was a symptom of the compressor not starting and the fridge getting warm inside. So I decided to disconnect it, basically it was not working anymore.

This part make my fridge to come to life again, the clicking sound is gone and it is not thawing from the inside anymore.
If you fridge is making clicking noises, you run the risk to all your food inside to decompose, you need to fix it.

for @rickgburton, how did you now by just selling the starter but not the capacitor would work? You could have selling me the 2 parts, but you just recommended to buy the starter.

Thank you very much.!
 

rickgburton

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how did you now by just selling the starter but not the capacitor would work?
Years and years of experience and understanding how the parts work. The clicking sound is the overload when it opens and closes. The run capacitor is not necessary for the compressor to run correctly. That model was manufactured around the time a series of start devices were failing on Whirlpool machines. A service bulletin was issued shortly after that.

Thank you very much.!
Anytime my friend!:)
 
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