Everything cleaned out completely. Seems to overheat, shut off, and does not turn back on. Freezer thaws, refrigerator goes warm. Can get it to come back on after a day or so. When running, the compressor is relatively warm to the touch, but I don't know how hot the surface should be normally. Help. Anything to do?
If the compressor is inefficent or if there is a restriction in the line (most likely the cap tube) the refrigerant can't circulate. when refrigerant expands it gets cold, when it's compressed it gets very hot. Bad motor windings will do the same. But u said tat u had cleaned the coils. so jus check out if you have a Fan down by the compressor is running. This will also cause the compressor to overheat.
If none of those things are an issue, replace the components on the side of the compresser. Replace all of them. If you have the same problem when you replace the components on the side of the compressor, you have a bad compressor.
Average repair cost for replacing compress can range from 350 - 450$
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Fridge Freezer errors
COOLING Dust on the condenser coils can cause overheating, observe safety precautions then clean coils. Switch off the unit before you clean them. If the problem persists, test the compressor for overheating. Overheating will cause many problems with cooling ability. Leave the unit unplugged for 3 hours and plug it in again. If it starts working, the compressor is probably overheating (Observe cautions with food going bad). A simple cause of the problem might also be that there is not enough airflow Lack of airflow is the number one cause of compressor problems and thus an owner purchasing another unit for hundreds of dollars when you can fix it for free.There should be at least several inches distance between the sides and walls/cupboards/ceiling. Electrical There is an in-line fuse mounted in the line supplying the power to the ice-maker. It is in the wire clipped to the side, change out this fuse asap. It is actually a 20-amp fused, associated with the grounded electrical supply. PARTS You may order parts very cheap from here www.canadianappliance.ca/KBRS22KV.html TIME TO CHANGE YOUR FILTER While your on the back of the system, please check the filter. There is a filter in the back of the fridge in the upper right hand side. If you do not change it, it will slow down the frig and burn it out permanently.
These models have two fans. One is located inside the unit. The fan inside blows air across the cooling coils. With the door open this fan is usually running other than defrost cycle. If this fan has stopped it will cause the compressor to overheat and the relay will cycle.
The second fan equally as important is located under a fiberboard cover accessible from the back of the unit at the bottom. This fan is usually noticeable by an air flow sound. Usually air flow is detectable out of the front grill. If this fan fails to operate, blocked due to a major build up of lint the compressor will overheat and cycle as you hear,
Sounds like the overload/relay is bad . Pt# 2188831 . This is the part attached to the side of the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires connected to it . Easily replaceable . Also , make sure the coils under the front of the refrig at the bottom , is clean of dust , lint , pet hair , etc.
The compressor is shutting down because it is drawing too much power and overheating. The clixon detects this and shuts off all power till it cools - then it resets and supplies power back to compressor until it overheats and problem repeats itself.
So what is responsible for overheating? Well, if there is an obstruction in the cooling system (high pressure side), the compression goes up past spec and the motor labors and slows down, creating less back emf, and increasing current consumption > then overheats and turns off. OR, if some of the the motor windings have had the insulation melt off, then the motor has less resistance than designed, more current goes through and again it overheats and shuts down. In this case your motor is fubar and needs to be replaced.
I have no idea to this day, what caused the complete lack of cooling in my freezer and refridgerator. However, it seems to be working fine now. All I did was turn the compressor and fan totally off, let it rest for a few minutes, and then turn it back on. It seems to have "re-booted the system, and now everything is working normally. The ice-maker is once again making ice! It has been three days or so now, and so far, so good!
facing the back of the frige there is a cardboard or metal panel across the bottom that covers the compressor. remove panel, on left side of compressor is the main control for the frig. there is a short in that board that causes this problem. youll need to replace te board
Could be stuck in "defrost" mode. Happens a lot. See if you can hear if the compressor is running or the compressor cooling fan is running (in back underneath the unit). Worse case is the refrigerant leaked out and you have a sealed system problem.