How to Fix a Clicking Fridge

When you walk into your kitchen in the morning, the only noise you probably want to hear is your coffee pot brewing a fresh cup of joe. You don’t want to hear any strange noises coming from your refrigerator. However, if you do, here’s how to fix a clicking fridge.

How to Fix a Clicking Fridge

If your refrigerator is clicking, it’s most likely due to a problem with the condenser. The clicking is caused by the condenser trying to turn itself off after being overheating and then back on again after cooling off. There are a few steps you can take to remedy the problem.

  • Clean Your Condenser Coils: Your condenser can easily get overheated because the coils are dirty and covered in dust. A quick fix for this is to clean them. Unplug your refrigerator, and carefully vacuum the coils using special attachments found in your local hardware store.
  • Check the Start Relay: If the clicking is happening within five minutes of each or even less that that, the start relay might be at fault. You should be able to locate it on the side of your compressor. Unplug the fridge, remove the start relay, and gently shake it. If you hear rattling, you’ll need to get a replacement.
  • Check the Condenser Fan: Your fan cools the condenser coils, so if it doesn’t turn when the condenser it running, that could be your problem. If that’s the case, you’ll probably need a replacement.

Whatever the problems you’re facing with your refrigerator, you can count on Speedy Subzero Repairs for help. We’ve been around since 1946 and always stand behind our work. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.

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