Display Fridge - Strange noise from the compressor

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Old 05-22-14, 08:03 AM
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Display Fridge - Strange noise from the compressor

Hi,
Can you please give me some help with my display fridge.
The compressor don't want to start any more. The fan comes on but when the compressor want to start i just hear a strange noise and it keeps doing this.
An engineer said to me that is the compressor, but I want a second opinion, because i think it might be the relay/condenser, or the starter circuit.
Can you please have a look at the video from the link and may give me some opinions.
Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iXU382l2jo
 
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Old 05-22-14, 08:56 AM
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You could replace the potential relay, start and run capacitors for about $40-50.

If it doesn't run then, you'll most likely need to replace the compressor.
 
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Old 05-22-14, 04:41 PM
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The sound seems to be in sync with the evaporative fan. Is there something partially obstructing it? If not, then the suggested fixes may be in order.
 
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Old 05-22-14, 10:14 PM
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I agree with wirenut but like Larry said..... that condensor fan doesn't sound too good either.
 
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That sound comes in sync with the fan only when is starting (then i've done the film) but if you ignore the sound from the fan, you can hear the other noise. Can the compressor do such a noise?
 
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Old 05-23-14, 10:40 PM
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The clicking sound is the start relay in the compressor. It sounds like the compressor is trying to start and then cuts out on possibly thermal overload. It's either the compressor is seized or the start capacitor is bad. Without changing the relay and the cap you won't know for sure.
 
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