Three yr old side by side (warranty ran out after 1 yr, dang it) has power, lights, but motor is not running... completely silent and lost all food stored in it due to not cooling. And this happened days after a move across town.Is it an expensive fix? Fortunately it is a second fridge, and we still have use of our primary (albeit smaller) fridge. Thanks for any advise, Mk
Unfortunatly in most cases it is more expensive to fix than replace. A compressor change is at least 3 hours. The other cost include the compressor, drier, recovery machine, recovery cylinder, silver sodder, torch fees, and so on. The compressor will likely cost around $300. A used fridge in the paper can cost less then $200. Please let me know if you need anymore information.
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these high efficiency compressors make noise when they are in defrost..you will sometimes hear water running, or tapping noise or even a popping noise. if it happens when its off in defrost.. it will only happen three or four times per day as this is the defrost frequency and nothing can be done without securing the heat exchanger to the suction line ..sometimes these come loose...
If the clicking noise is comming from the rear of the frig it could be your compressor trying to start. The motor would be the fan in the freezer running. That part would be normal.
If it is the compressor it could be replaced but if it were me I would buy a new frig.
yes that does sound like a bad evap fan motor then unable to circulate air aorund and off hte evap thus building up frost.you can pull the wire leads of the fan motor and ck for 110v. to confirm that you are indeed getting power to the motor.
g/e just came out with a heater for this problem i just ordered on the other day i cant remember the part # but call g/e and they can give it to you (the part # )your extended warranty should cover this it isnt a water problem is the ref.and g/e found the problem to late the unit where out in the field although its not a recall they know these units are having problems. i do warranty work every day so I see this as a common problem
djones, The evap fan motor should not change speeds in less than 1 minute of time. The fan motor has two speeds. Usually this is a indication of a failing main board. If you have a meter you can do a voltage check at the J-2 connector on the board. Check for 13VDC between pins J2-3 and J2-8 and 8 to 13VDC between J2-3 and J2-4. If this voltage stays steady, your problem lies in the evap fan motor. If this voltage drops out or fluctuates, it's more than likley the board....Catriver...post back.