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Gladiator GAFZ21XXRK00 compressor is running but freezer is not cooling and there is a leaking air noise from underneath freezer opposite side of compressor that lasts for about a minute when starting

The compressor is running but freezer is not cooling and there is a leaking air noise from underneath freezer opposite side of compressor that lasts for about a minute when starting freezer after it has been off for a few minutes.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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if compressor is hot that means comp- is trying to start but the relay /overload is bad allow comp to cool down unplug from wall and replace with exact type 1/2hp 1/4hp 1/3hp etc make sure all wireing is correct and unplug before starting that model may or may not have a run or start capacitor replace it also..

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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If the compressor starts and runs for a few seconds it could be the relay. Or it could be the compressor itself has failed. When a compressor starts and runs for a short period it is possible that the relay contacts are arced together which would have both the start and run winding in the motor engaged at the same time for more than 3 seconds. This would result in the compressor tripping out on the thermal overload. It depends on what type of relay your compressor has. If it is a thermal relay, unplugging the refrigerator for about 15 minutes would allow the relay to cool off and reset.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer not freezing/compressor not running

relay on compressor

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer works Refrigerator will not cool down

The compressor should be OK this time because you caught it in time. But if the condenser fan stops you need to consider replacing the fan. I have had refrigerators do fine until the fan motor warms up and you are away, it stops. Don't think you should use the refrigerator until the fan is fixed. Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool side by side does not cool at all

Simple Fix. That's cost around $40. You need to replace your relay/overload. Its mounted on the compressor. It should have a black box over it. Take it off then pull the part off the compressor and replace it with a new one.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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