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Refrigerator Compressor hot to touch & fridge/freezer not cooling

I have a F&P E372B refrigerator, the compressor is very hot to touch, & fridge/freezer not cooling,the fan in freezer works,I removed the defrost cable no change, relay & overload tested ok. is the compressor drawing to much current? If so can this be fixed without having to replace compressor & regas etc? Is there a reset button? Help.

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  • francis rivero May 11, 2010

    is the compressor running if you plug the refrigerator? i mean is it vibrating and the pipe is getting hot?

    drcool


  • joshdonhardt May 17, 2013

    Could also be the start capacitor. Check that as well.

  • butlerjim5 Jul 03, 2013

    The black housing sitting on the drain pan is hot. The freezer is working fine

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You need to do an amp draw with your meter,clamp the run wire on the compressor,you should get 2-5 amp reading,any higher means the compressor is going bad,also should be a locked rotor amp(LRA) reading on comp.-mike

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