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Relay on compressor clicks, but does not run

The fridge is cycling about every 3-5 minutes, the relay on the compressor clicks but the compressor does not run, the click lasts about 5-10 seconds and then shuts off. the compressor never comes on. ECM motor is running and it appears in side fans lights water disp etc is working fine.

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  • w_hoots Jan 07, 2009

    hey, thanks for the tip. looks like a shot compressor though. changed out the ol relay/cap and still same symptoms

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Hi!!! change the current relay in your compressor easy fix..its located inside the case where the wires go connect to the compressor..good luck..




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1. If the compressor has failed, it might be getting hot and tripping the thermal overload to shut itself down. It will cycle like you say and will be unable to cool the fridge.

2.It's also possible that you have lost refrigerant from the system. When the compressor goes on, the pressure drops below a threshold value. The system sees that there is not enough pressure, and shuts down. Once the pressure rebuilds, it tries again.

3. If the fins in the rear of the fridge are clogged with dust/debris, the system will not be efficient enough to cool. I doubt this is the case as the compressor would generally just stay on for a long time... longer than 2 minutes.

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Yeh The klixon relay is not at fualt its the compressor im sorry to say that in my opinion that the compressor has failed.
the clicking sound is the compressor trying to start but inside its all burnt out and jammed.. If you need any more help or adivice then dont hesitate to ask

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