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Compressor Does Not Seem to Start

My Sanyo BC-1206 is plugged into a normal wall socket and I can hear a periodic click (which I assume means electricity is flowing to the machine), but I never hear the compressor kick on. The fridge stays kind of warm as well. Is there something I can do to see why the compressor never kicks on?

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Re: Compressor Does Not Seem to Start

Feel the compressor. if warm then it is being powered up and symptoms point to a compressor fault. it is also possible that the compressor start device is faulty. remove cover over compressor electrics and check for any distressed componants

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MY freezer won't start I hear it click and try but won't run . what do you think broke ? and is it cost effective to fix or just toss it and get a new one?

If it clicks periodically, let say every two minutes or so, the compressor is most probably tripping on high temperature overload due to excessive amp draw from the compressor stuck. About 50 per cent of the time the compressor has a bad start relay and or start capacitor and can be repaired with a 3 in 1 start relay which cost around 30 bucks and is available from johnstone supply. If this does not start the compressor, in most cases where the compressor still does not start, you need a new compressor and filter drier and the repair cost is going to cost as much as a new freezer. If this is a commercial freezer it is normally cost effective to go ahead and replace the compressor due to expensive nature of commerce I also freezers.
It may be possible to learn a little from what caused the failure and prevent it in the future. If your compressor discharges into a condensing coil with a fan, check for dirt and lint buildup. I have seen condensing coils that look like zz top beards. Remove the dirt and let it cool down and sometimes the compressor will restart and start running properly again.
If the condensing coil is inside the side walls and no fan then ignore the previous comment. It is advisable to clean a fan cooled unit at least yearly. Yearly cleanings allows the refrigeration system to run efficiently. This applies to all refrigeration systems.
Hope this helps!

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Most refrigerators draw up to 12 amps on a lock-rotor.. meaning it reached temperature, and turned "off" there needs to be 5 or 10 mins, before the compressor can restart due to hi-pressure inside the condenser . usually you will hear the fan(s) come on, it makes a "click" sound trying to start- that's called a Lock rotor. when People seem to have problems asking about how many Amps. it's because they trip their house breaker. I will assume and respond under that pretext - 1) 15 amps minimum on a dedicated line, means only that item. 2) house breakers weaken over time and will trip - here's how you can tell the difference If your breaker trips the instant you plug in your refrigerator.. 90% probable problem with refrigerator, a short somewhere is causing the breaker to open the circuit . if you plug in, and Refrigs runs for any length of time, and then the breaker trips. The refrigerator is combing it's consumption of Amps, contributing them with something else so together they exceed the rated voltage or you need a new breaker.

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next time send the model number off of the fridge,side by side or bottom freezer model number is in fresh food section,right hand wall up near ceiling or on ceiling,top freezer look on left side wall.if the compressor isn't running most likely you have a bad start device located on the side of compressor,pull out the fridge,unplug it,remove the back outside bottom panel and you'll see the compressor,pop off the metal clip,remove the cover and slide off the start device or overload and relay same thing,then shake the device,if you hear pieces rattling around inside it it's bad,easiest way to check it,if you open the freezer door and you hear the fan blowing around most likely this will be your problem,you might hear the compressor clicking trying to start and it will be hot,also vac out the condenser coil and make sure the condenser fan motor is running good,over heating can take out the start device.good luck.

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Kenmore refrig: when I plug power cord t wall socket, it triggers the ckt breaker

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Hi, There is a shorted wire or the compressor is shorted out...

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.

If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


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Does not get cold enough.compressor is running ,coil is clean.

Sounda like you have a slight freon leak and need to give that thing a shot of juice to jack it up...


Aug 17, 2010 | Sanyo BC-1206 Commercial Beverage...

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It appears the freezer is not keeping the food cold enough and there is an occasional clicking noise underneath where I'm assuming the compressor is. Could this be some type of relay problem? This is a...

The clicking sound your hearing is the compressor trying to start but is not completing the start cycle or achieving run speed so the KliXon thermal overload is tripping trying to protect the compressor.

This can be caused by a bad start relay / Klixon,
A bad run capacitor or...
The bad news a bad compressor.

Letting it just click click click is not a good thing and will cause more damage. Unplug the unit for about 30 mins and then plug it in see if it starts normally.

There can be yet other issues like a defrosting timer contact problem that got weak / hot and isn't allowing enough amperage through to start the compressor.

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Old 2nd frig stopped working, no cooling, no compressor running, only light in compartment. Any breakers or things to check?

Of course check breakers, then unplug unit from wall for several hours (let unit compressor cool) then plug back in. If after plugging it in you continue to hear a "clicking" sound on rear of unit either start device on compressor is bad or compressor its self is gone.

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When you say it tries to start, do you mean the compressor is audible for a short period and then there is a click.Compressor switches off for a minute or two.then tries to start again. If so, you need a new compressor.

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Fixing...first, I assume that the light is on inside. If so, is the compressor working?...that's a mechanical noise from the bottom of the unit. If you don't hear it, it can be a number of things. If you do hear it, does it work for just a brief period and then click off? Unplug the unit, wait 10 minutes and then plug back in. Then listen for the above click-off. How is the thermostat set? Is it in the normal range? Once you go through these checks, we can see if the problem is among the symptoms outlined or something else.

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