Hoover fridge freezer clicking

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  1. Halloway

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    Hi,

    my Hoover HVBF5182AWK f/f emits a rapid (~3 or 4 per second) clicking when it's in the cooling cycle. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing it? There's nothing obvious at the back of the unit and I've taken off the rear cover inside the freezer and checked the fan which seems to be OK. The unit appears to be working fine.

    TIA.
     
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  3. Halloway

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    I've had another look and the sound might be coming from a white plastic box with wires coming in/out that is situated on the right hand side of the compressor. Can anyone tell me what that box is called, please?

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    it's probably the starter. Very common fault. There's a sort of relay in it. If it's started clicking I'd suspect it will fail soon. Luckily it is a relatively cheap part and fairly easy to replace. Your local repairman can do it or if you are handy and careful, probably a DIY job. Unplug it first, of course, and clean out the drip dish as it will start to defrost. When I did mine I think there was one screw and then plug-in connectors (different make) and I bought a spare but never needed it.

    look here https://www.espares.co.uk/search?SearchTerm=HVBF 5182AWK

    possibly https://www.espares.co.uk/search/ma107/hoover?SearchTerm=starter if you can see a part number

    If you note the make and model of your appliance, have a look on utube at "fridge starter" and you will see examples. You can order them online or there may be a local shop.

    The retailer you bought it from might also have a spares dept.
     
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