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Noticed a sound from my Kenmore 106.41512101 refrigerator. It was a buzzing sound that lasted about 12 seconds and then shut off for 2 minutes or so and then start buzzing again. This was an endless cycle. Aslo discovered the fridge and freezer temps were rising. I then pulled out the fridge from the wall and removed the lower cover. Discovered the sound was coming from the compressor area. The compressor was also very hot. The fan was also constantly running. I thought there may have been a ba

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You will need to test the compressor on your device to know if it is still good, follow the procedure below to test if your compressor is still good.

At the bottom rear of the refrigerator you will see a large cylindrical \015\012object. That is the compressor. On the right side (in most cases) you \015\012should see a box with wires coming out of it. Remove the cover from this\015\012 box. The cover will be held in place by either screws or retaining \015\012clips.
With the cover off, you should see the relay, the overload protector and\015\012 the terminals for the compressor motor. The relay can be removed simply\015\012 by pulling it straight off of the compressor.\015\012
Use the needle-nose pliers to pull the wire connector off of the relay. \015\012Pull it off by gripping the connector, NOT the wire. Inspect both the \015\012connector and the relay for any signs of corrosion. If there are any, \015\012then you should replace the corroded part.

On the compressor motor you should see three terminals. Set your \015\012multitester to read ohms, usually the RX1 or X1 setting, depending on \015\012the model of tester.
Touch one of the tester's probes to one of the terminals and leave it \015\012there. Then, use the other probe to touch first one of the other \015\012terminals and then the last one. The tester should display a reading of \015\012"zero" ohms for each test.\015\012
Move the probe you held on the first terminal and hold it in place on \015\012the second terminal. Use the other probe to touch each of the other \015\012terminals. The tester should continue reading "zero" ohms with each \015\012test .Hold the probe on the last terminal and touch the other two terminals \015\012individually with the other probe. Again, the readings should all come \015\012up "zero" ohms. If the compressor motor fails any of these tests, it \015\012will need to be serviced by a professional refrigerator repairman.\015\012
While you are testing the compressor motor, you might as well test the \015\012compressor for ground. Keeping your multitester setting on ohms, touch \015\012one probe to the side of the metal box that houses the relay. With the \015\012other probe, touch each of the three compressor motor terminals one at a\015\012 time. The tester should read "infinity" every time. If it doesn't, the \015\012compressor motor will need to be serviced by a professional.

For the parts of the refrigerator, follow the link below to search for the parts and order for the relay part needed.


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