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Compressor not starting

I have a Amana refrig. bottom freezer model DRB1901C. It is located in the garage western NY.(current temperature low -mid 30's) I noticed yesterday the freezer was open slightly. Opened door and saw ice crystals, it seems evident compressor running for extended period of time. I shut it off and came back later, does not start up. I then place a haligon light at compressor and at entrance to freezer to warm up. Tested thermistat and it is ok. I'm looking for some advise on what to check out next. Does the compressor have a resettable overload? the refrig is approx. 3 years old (I think) I bought it last summer and it's in new condition, until yesterday...
Thankyou for any advice...Tom

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  • thomasvay Dec 01, 2008

    Thankyou for the response. I tested the thermostat in the freezer. It has the on/off control for appliance. The refrig section was most likely at around ambient temp.(32F) but shouldn't the freezer section continue to operate the compressor to maintain 0-2 degree F in freezer?

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The thermostat is in the fridge and fridge runs at about +4-6degC. if temp in the garage is about that value, appliance will not want to turn on

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