Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator
Compressor isn't working, getting voltage,relay,cap., and overload test good, comp. OHMs out good. is it possible to jump start the comp by hooking black to com on comp. white to run and jump white to start for just a sec. to see if comp. will start?
No, white to com, black to the run terminal, and to the start through the capacitor. I suggest you also have a 15-amp fuse or breaker in the line for protection. Given that you say the relay, cutout, and cap check out, and you say there is continuity through the compressor, I have to think that there is a high-resistance connection in the circuit that feeds the compressor. Suspect bad connection at the thermostat or the defrost timer. Be careful, and work with one hand behind you back so you do not receive a dangerous shock.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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My parts lookup too has no images available for you refrig but i believe it to be a GE Profile with a fresh food fan (and air duct down the center of the fresh food side). All fan motors are 12vdc and run off the Lowvoltage side of motherboard. i assume you are checking voltage to comp from motherboard? How did you check relay?? Have you axcessed motherboard?? On the top of (I say top-- i belive its mounted horiz on yours but all the small wires are on the right) is all the low voltage fan motor, damper, control wiring On the bottom (or the left) side of the motherboard is the larger line voltage wiring. The connector with 3 wires is labeled def -- comp---line it should be blue. Try jumping L1 to comp. ((Just so ya know Def will energize the def heater regardless of compartment temp it does have a bimetal but it only a safety set at 100deg in case relay on board welds shut---it monitor evap compartment, frz, fresh food, (two seperate in FF) in your model))
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