Question about Refrigerators
I can hear the compressor still running but food in freezer melting and in frig. not as cold as it should be. I also hear a clicking noise behind the unit. We took the back off the unit to see if the condenser was dirty but looked ok and the fan was working. Is my compressor going bad?
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Offhand, what would seem to be the problem is that there is a refrigerant leak hence even if the compressor is running, there is no refrigerant being compressed and flows through the system to cool things down.
Most compressors could be checked with a clamp ammeter to determine their starting and running current which would indicate if they are in need of replacement or not.
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Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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