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Re: side by side not working
The relay is located on the side of the compressor, which looks is under and behind the fridge. It looks different depending on what model you have but will always have 2-4 wires going to it and is the only thing attached to the compressor.
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tell me do you hear a buzzing sound for about 5 sec ending with a click sound. every so often?? if so then you have a start device (relay) problem on the compressor you may think the unit is running b/c the lights are on and fan is on but if you hear that noise coming from the back of the unit while turned on then its the start relay or worse case the compressor is locked up..9-10 though usually its the start device
if the compressor is not running (you have to feel it) it may need a 3n1 starter put on it, if the compressor IS running you have a big problem and there is no freon in the sytem or the compressor is shot, (dont rely on seeing the fan near the compressor run to think the compressor is on)
If you cant hear the compressor running and he fan under the fridge and in the freezer compartment are not running. The problem would be your defrost timer has quit on the defrost mode. Your defrost timer should be located in the fridge side behind the back plastic liner or if your controls and light are in the center top it will be there. The timer is plastic with a metal motor on one side. There is a shaft in the center that a flatblade screw driver will fit in turn it and you will hear audible clicks and the fans and compressor should kick in. I hope this helps. If the fans are working but the compressor is not the compressor is bad or the start relay on the compressor may be bad it is located under a plastic cap on the compressor and is about the size of a nickle and is connected to one of the 3 prongs coming out of the compressor. Remember to always unplug the fridge before working on it. good luck
first of all,remove the rtc overload relay attached to the compressors side,remove it after unplugging by removing spring steel wire or clip,then shake it by hand,if the internals rattle its most likely defective,and the compressor relys on this part for start and run windings,they're not very expensive,if this doesn't solve all the problems,then change the mainboard/motherboard in the rear as this can go bad from power surges as in light bulbs blowing out,plus if the digital read-out in the refrige is dark this board controls this feature also,but try the rtc first,its added insurance in the long run
you have a defrost problem,could be several things ,first when you open freezer door do you hear the fan blowing,if not bad evap fan motor,if it's good check t-stat and heater,you'll need a meter to read them out, or if the wires are the plug in type going to t-stat unplug the t-stat and plug wire dirrectly to heater bypassing t-stat and if heater comes on get a new t-stat,also there is an adaptive defrost board located in the fridge side,if you find your tech sheet,take off kick plate and you should see it under the fridge taped on the kick plate or on the side and it will tell you how to get the fridge into defrost,i think you click the light switches 4 or 5 times together and it goes into defrost,if that's what the sheet says and it doesn't go into defrost it's probably the adaptive defrost whenyou find the part that is bad melt out all the ice with hair dryer,hope this helps
thats your overload kicking out
which doesnt allow you compressor to start
you need a 3 in 1 kit which is the overload and the relay
its 20 dollars
part number rco410 i think
its that hundred percent sure
very easy to install
if got questions feel free to ask
if it is not cooling at all then i would suspect the compressor is not running. this could be caused by the start switch on the side of the compressor not working. as a first step i would take off the start switch and inspect it. sometimes you can tell just by looking at that it is bad (melted plastic or burn marks or pieces rattling inside).
let me know the results so we can go to the next step if needed.
if the compressor isn't running and is hot or you hear it clicking noise then replace the overload rely on the compressor its the little whit box on the side of the compressor shake it after taking it off and if it rattles and black stuff falls out the thermo disc is bad