Question about Refrigerators
Compressor tries to kick on and after a couple seconds just stops. Tried a rapid start and still couldn't get it going. Could it just be the relay is completely out? any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The compressor is locked up. Basically it is stuck. You can pick up at the local appliance parts store a hard start relay, Home Depot ,Lowes, or or those guys wont have it. Its not too expensive and is worth trying because your only other option is you need to replace the compressor. The part is called a kick start or hard start, the guy at the parts store will know what you are talking about. It is simple to connect and has the wiring directions on it. Sometimes this is all it takes. I have been able to get a stuck compressor to go by placing a short 2x4 on it and whack it with a hammer a few times. This is only a temporary fix though, as it will eventually lock up again, but emergency situation this saved the food. If the fridge has a fan back there make sure it works too, it may have been the original cause. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
sounds like your compressor is going bad, getting to hot , pull the unit from the wall and cleanall vents under and behind rear cover, make sure fan is running ot cool of the compressor, youll have 5 yr coverage on your compressor if needing repaired
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
It sounds like you have either a bad relay or a bad compressor. The fact that you hear the compressor try to start indicates that the control is good and there is voltage to the compressor. I would suspect the strat winding of the compressor but a meter would need to be used to determine is this is true.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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