The directions are clear on the hard start capacitor concerning wiring it to the compressor and run capacitor. My question is to what do I connect the two black (line) wires. If I don't connect to my thermostat wire, won't the compressor run all the time ? After wiring the capacitor according to the diagram on the package, I have the original neutral wire that went to the compressor relay and the two wires that went to the original compressor relay left. How do I wire in the capacitor ? I am trying to install a Supco URC0810 3n1 start relay per local advice.
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It's very simple to install a 3N1 Supco Hard Start Relay, Some refrigerators have a run capacitor located on compressor or mounted nearby. It will be important that you use the run capacitor in with the 3N1 Hard Start. Here is a Photo of the=> URCO810_3_N_1
The instructions come with the 3N1 Hard Start Relay. Can you please post the model number of your refrigerator here so I can look up a wiring diagram? Look around the fresh food section door frame for your model number. I do need to know so we can get the right run capacitor in the 3N1 hard start circuit, Thanks Sea Breeze
My parts lookup too has no images available for you refrig but i believe it to be a GE Profile with a fresh food fan (and air duct down the center of the fresh food side). All fan motors are 12vdc and run off the Lowvoltage side of motherboard. i assume you are checking voltage to comp from motherboard? How did you check relay?? Have you axcessed motherboard?? On the top of (I say top-- i belive its mounted horiz on yours but all the small wires are on the right) is all the low voltage fan motor, damper, control wiring On the bottom (or the left) side of the motherboard is the larger line voltage wiring. The connector with 3 wires is labeled def -- comp---line it should be blue. Try jumping L1 to comp. ((Just so ya know Def will energize the def heater regardless of compartment temp it does have a bimetal but it only a safety set at 100deg in case relay on board welds shut---it monitor evap compartment, frz, fresh food, (two seperate in FF) in your model))
depending on the model and the part # of the ptc overload relay will tell you how to wire it back as was,on some ptc O/L's there are spaces on the component where you just plug it on piggyback to this ptc,if not then all you do is wire the capacitor in parallel to the 2 power pins on the compressor,the cap doesn't actually start or run the units compressor,its there to help suppress the arcs on the relay when it starts,the compressor will operate without this capacitor
your compressor is not running ..the clicking sound is the compressor start relay ..hard start capacitor ..../relay/overload all in one..will fix this problem call your local appliance parts/or used appliance store for this part ..the wiring is simple //remove compressor cover to view relay ...remove it with screwdriver ..dont worry about breaking this relay .remove it to see 3 terminals ..one is start /one is run /one is common ./look at diagram on the hard start and wire it to the correct compressor pin/terminal then wire the 2 wires off old relay to the power wires to new hard start ...it will work again ...believe me ..the part cost around 20.00 let me know ..good luck../joe/
The compressor relay is bad on the main control board . Unplug the refrig and pull the refrig out and remove the 8X10 small panel on the back . You will see a blue plug with 3 larger (120v) wires going to it . Remove this plug . Looking at the plug , you will see : wire1 , wire2 , space , wire3 . (this is on the plug NOT the board ) . Using a short piece of insulated wire , with about 1/4" stripped off both ends , insert 1 end into wire1 and the other into wire3 . Plug the refrig back in . This will start the compressor to verify the main control board is bad . Pt # WR55X10942 .
You must be referring to the compressor. It's possible it could be your main control board on the back of the unit. Typically its these main boards that go out, as they control everything on your GE Refrig, pretty much. If its not the board, it could be your Relay on the compressor, or the compressor its self, however, in my experience, GE's compressors are pretty decent.
Hi, this problem is going to be with the running thermostat (cold Control). It has gone bad and stays open which in turn will keep the compressor running continually and will cause the fridge to get colder and freeze food. It can normally be located in the control panel inside the fridge (it is the control that has wires, the other is the damper). Locate the thermostat and replace it. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike
The answer is to take the orange wire from the run capacitor and the orange wire from the relay and twist them together and attach to one of the line wires. Attach the other line wire to the black wire that was previously the ground on the compressor. I asked this question and have since found the answer. I am putting it out there because I saw where others have asked the same thing. God bless !
just check the wiring running to the fan and if you can, connect the fan direct to mains to check the fan itself is ok. no fan then the compressor will get hot and cooling will be affected. the hot strip between the doors is deliberate - it stops condensation
Are you sure that the compressor is running? If it is and you have no cooling it sounds like you have a leak in the system and there is no gas left. Most refrigerators have a 5 year warrenty on the sealed system. If you fall into the 5 years you may want to call GE. also there is a electronic control bord that comtrols the unit that could also be defective causing the compressor not to start. Good Luck hand hope this helped you some.