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Noise when compressor kicks in

\015 When the compressor is called for there is a period of loud chatter, like a motor starter chattering before the coil holds. After that it runs well. \015\012\015\012I have not yet taken this apart. It belongs to my neighbor and Maytag is giving her a bit of a run around, so she has asked me to help. It is still under warranty so I am reluctant to open it. I do have a background in applaince repair and industrial/commercial/residential wiring.\015

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A leaking starting capacitor could cause this, but you got it, dont do nothing, the waranty could be void by you, claim it ...good luck

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