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Fridge freezer motor runs in surges continuously. How can

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Fridge freezer motor runs in surges continuously. How can this be corrected?
Hi I am Tech Michael I will be helping you today.
Please be patient as these are technical issues and take some back and forth until we can be sure of all the details.
We want to be sure we can resolve your issues correctly and as fast as possible for you.
How old is your fridge?
Also may I have the full model #?
Thank you for your patience!
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Age of Fridge is not exactly known but is at least 30 years. Make and model unclear - it is a fridge freezer, fridge on top-, freezer below, height overall about 170 cms.. The part number of a flap on one of the freezer shelves is 112170. (It was replaced in 1990) Hope this helps - it is all that I have.

Thanks thats fine,
Please explain the surging? Are you talking about the compressor?
I think I know what you mean.
Thank you
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I assume it is the compressor. Something starts - a motor?- then runs for a few minutes in a pulsating mode before slowing and stopping - then restarts for a repeat performance, and so on. In a quiet room it is maddening!

Thanks John, This unfortunately is a failing compressor.
its still trying to cool and run, but it is internally seizing up.
This could be replaced, but the compressor is expensive and if this were me, I would simply replace the fridge at this point due to its age and the likely hood that other parts will also fail soon as well.
I wish I had better news for you on this I really do.
Thank you and please rate kindly at this time,
I will still be available to you at no additional cost until you are sure things are satisfied;-)
Have a great day John!
Tech Michael
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