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What is the model number of the unit?

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: Does not cool. Compressor is running, fans are

Hi, Look in the freezer section and see if there is frost building up on the rear inside panel. If the is frost, on of three parts are bad in the automatic defrost.
If there is no frost, the compressor might be weak and not pumping the coolant as strong as it should.
Remove the rear inside panel in the freezer sevtion and see if the evaporator is frosting at all.
Please let me know what you find so I can assist you further with this issue.

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SOURCE: Refrigerator Compressor does not start

Is your freezer below your frig, like a drawer. If so does it still freeze the food. if this fact is true, then listen with the freezer drawer open to hear if the freezer fan is running. If it is running and your freezer is working then it could possibly be that fan that is the problem. This fan circulates the chilled air from the evaporator coil thru the freezer and the refrigerator. This problem is very hard to diagnose as the fan still spins but not fast enough to circulate the chilled air thru the freezer and frig. The minimum cost is around $300.00 if a service company does it. But if you can do it then you can possibly get the fan motor for around $80.00. This repair is very labor intensive as the access to the electrical connection is at the extreme rear of the freezer compartment.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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My kitchen aid fridge and freezer is not cooling


have you smelled anything burning like an electrical smell or pull the machine out,remove the bottom panel and listen to see if you can hear a clicking sound coming from the compressor like every 3 to 5 minutes,you could have a bad start device located on the side of the compressor or a bad computer board,also if you remove the bottom kick panel you should find a tech sheet either tucked in the panel or taped inside the cabinet down there,it will tell you how to do some tests,when you open the freezer door,do you hear the fan running,if so i'd start at the start device,unplug the machine,remove the clip and cover on the side of compressor slide off the device and shake it,if it sounds like there's pieces rattling around in it that's the easiest way to check it
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Start-Device/67005560/1159182
this is the new device or read out the overload and relay with meter,the compressor will probably be red hot so keep it unplugged it ain't cooling anything anyway and you won't damage the compressor
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/KITCHENAID-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-KBFA20ERWH00/0593/0161000/W0511068/00003?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

here's a picture of the board part number 5 and board number W10207861,it definitely sounds like the compressor so i'd check the start device first.hope this helps

Jul 30, 2012 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

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Checking out a air conditioner compressor and compressor problems FIRST...


Checking out a air conditioner compressor and compressor problems
FIRST DISCONNECT ALL ELECTRICAL POWER
Ohm the windings
C to R = example 1.2
C to S = example 3.2
R to S = example 4.4 total of C to R and C to S or very close.

Then ohm each terminal to ground you shouldn't get any reading
If the compressor is hot or you tried to start it, the ohms will be close but not exact.
No reading from C to R or C to S open winding or thermal overload.
Let compressor completely cool down then ohm the C to R and C to S again
If it’s an open overload, you will get an ohm reading after it cools down and the overload closes,
you may just need to add refrigerant.
No reading from R to S and C to S open start winding.
In case of any open windings the compressor will have to be replaced.
If the compressor is getting the proper voltage and won’t start, it could be locked up.
You need an Ammeter to check this to see if it’s drawing locked rotor amps (60 amps or above)
You also need to check the run and start capacitor.
A bad run or start capacitor, the compressor won’t run, it will just hum.
If the compressor will run, but quits after a while and all of the above checks out OK.
It could be drawing high amps ( you will need an ammeter to check this out). Dirty condenser or condenser motor not running, overcharge of refrigerant, shunted windings, bad bearings in compressor.
The compressor gets hot and Suction or big line coming in to outdoor unit is warm or slightly cool, you are low on charge or metering device bad or stopped up.
If compressor runs for a while and quits and the suction line is frozen, cold or cool, then the filter, evaporator or condenser coils are dirty or plugged up, blower or fan motor not running and unit going off on high or low pressure switches.

on Dec 29, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Oil near compressor and won't cool


You have a refrigerant leak. Do not run until leak is located, properly repaired. Running the unit will destroy it

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Fridge makes a clicking noise everything in freezer melted and fridge won't cool. Model number ED5VHEXVQ03. I replaced the starting relay but not the resistor. Problem is the same still clicks...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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I have a Kenmore side by side, model#106.52572. My power went out Wednesday night and the freezer & refrigerator sounds like it's running but it won't cool and the icemaker even sounds like...


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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My kenmore side by side refrigerator model # 253.55689407 freezer gets cool but won't freeze


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

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Kenmore 106.51569101 won't cool - any suggestions?


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Maytag refrigerator clicking


it sounds like a bad: 
  • ·       start switch (on the side of the compressor) or
  • ·        compressor itself

the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.
so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

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Amana Refrigerator


it sounds like a bad:
  • start switch (on the side of the compressor) or
  • compressor itself
the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.
  • so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

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