Question about Kenmore 61042 Top Freezer Refrigerator
Other than the light, nothing is working. No clicking, no humming, etc...
In garage over the winter
Sears Kenmore 253.62802202
Where do I start? Cap, Relay, Compressor???
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Offhand, you mentioning those parts indicate that you are familiar with electrical components at least with respect to your unit. To perform diagnosis, you would need a DVM/VOM to check for the presence or absence of voltage.
Foremost to check would be the flow of power. It is known that power enter hence the light. From thereon trace the voltage since the voltage will branch from there. The thermostat acts as temperature controller, simply stated, it acts as a switch to supply power to the compressor. In some versions, the thermostat goes to a controller board rather than straight to the compressor motor. If this is the case, then the motor would be activated by a relay. In short, a lot to check.
One particular area to check would be the common terminal block where all the main wire/harness meets. In most models, there would be terminals/connectors that would need looking into and even cleaning to ensure no corrosion. As always be reminded of safe working practices when checking live/powered units.
Pls postback updates. Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.
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