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Is there anyway to test start relay for a freezer

Not sure if this is exactly the right freezer, but the model number is FFU20FC4AW2. The freezer runs but doesn't cool. I checked the start relay and the capacitance is right, but is it possible that the relay is still bad?

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  • Jeff Pippin Nov 02, 2012

    Okay, thanks for everyone's help, I'll try these solutions and let you all know what I find.

  • Jeff Pippin Nov 09, 2012

    This isn't the problem, checked the condenser and it looks almost brand new, no dust!

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Hello - When was the last time you cleaned the condensers? You may do so by removing the toe grille and use extended vacuum attachment and condenser cleaning brush to remove dust buildup from condenser coils usually located on the left side underneath. If you hear the compressor running and if it is providing warm air then that means it is operating correctly and the sealed system is removing heat from the cabinet. Fan motor/evaporator may be the primary issue. However, if you do not hear the compressor and the unit is blowing room temperature then the unit may possibly have a sealed system leak, faulty compressor or overload relay. Contact a professional to move forward accurately from this point.

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

  • Jeff Pippin Nov 02, 2012

    Thanks for everyone's solutions, will try them and see if any of them are viable solutions to my problem

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Upright freezer FFU20FC4AW2

Sounds like the timer could be getting stuck and not releasing the defrost cycle

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SOURCE: I have model TFU12MOAW3 upright freezer and it

Hello,
The relay can be tested by putting meter leads in the 2 holes on it where it attaches to the compressor and it should be closed (zero ohms of resistiance) if you have the rectangle one thats how to test it. If its older style and has the wire coils on top of it must turn it upside down but still closed w/zero ohms.

to test overload thermostat disconnect it from compressor and it to should be closed with zero ohms from spade to where wire connects to hole where it connects onto prong on compressor.

both the realy and overload should be removed from compessor to test

if both check good test compressor by one meter lead on prong where overload fits onto and other on one then the other prong. Both the start and run winding on compressor should be between 5-20 ohms if either is open compressor is dead

Gene

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