Question about Refrigerators
There is a switch plugged into the side of the compressor that we always called the "clixon" It is a switch that energizes the start windings in the compressor.
!, Unplug unit and pull away from wall in either order.
2. Find compressor, It may be hidden behind a panel.
It looks like a small gas cylinder.
3. Find where wires are plugged onto clixon on side of compressor. Remove wires from switch. Draw a picture if you can't remember for later.
4.Write down model and serial number and proceed to parts store. Some parts stores will test switch before selling one to you
.5. If this does not fix refer you probably have a gas leak or a locked compressor.Neither of which is usually worth paying to have repaired.
Post script. There should be a humming sound coming from compressor as it attempts to start with faulty clixon,
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Here are some things you can check yourself. Does it run all the time almost non-stop? if so check the vents under the front of the frig and make sure they are clean. Aslo check the condenser coil (either in back of the frig,or under the frig)Make sure that coil is clean. The condenser coil has to have contact with the outside air in order to release the heat it removed from inside the freezer.
Make sure you frig has plenty of ventilation ( wall too close on sides and back) Hope this helped. If not then you should have a pro look at it.
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if
there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not
defrosting as it should.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
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