Refigerator does not even turn on now. Lite comes, but compressor does not kick on. It worked fine until it was put in storage for about a year, then moved again. The last move noticed that oil leaded out from bottom after being tipped back too far with wheel dolly. Brand name is Roper... Only about two years old.
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The cooling fans do not run unless the right temperature is reached. The important thing is to find if the compressor is running. If you do not hear a whirring sound when the fridge is powered on, then the compressor has a problem. Generally when you put in storage the refrigent can leak out and needs to be refilled.
If the compressor is running then check the thermostat settings. Might also help if you provide the make and model number of your fridge.
You should check for voltage at the compressor, if there is power than the compressor is siezed or it has bad starting components. You could hit it with a rubber mallet and try to free it. If there is no power at the compressor the thermostat could be stuck from sitting for so long, you could even give that whack or two and see if the comressor kicks on but if it was stuck it should be replaced, but sometimes they will continue to work. if your sure the refigerant (freon) leaked out you shouldn't try to start it because it wont work and you'll destroy the compressor you should weigh your options on getting it repared, some repair guys are rediculous,
Did you tip it while moving it? Tipping a refrigeration unit allows the oil to leak out of the compressor and into the rest of the system. It is recommended that you wait about 24 hrs. after tipping a refrigerator before turning it back on. If you did tip it and plug it in right after you probably burnt out the compressor.
Another thing to check for is power at the new outlet you're plugging the unit into.
Also make sure you have between three to six inches of airflow space on the sides of the unit.
possible causes: bad door seals or condensate drain plugged causing evaporator coils (in freezer) to ice up, condenser or evaporator fans not on, condenser coils dirty, compressor not working, or a freon leak. if the back wall of your freezer is frosty or super cold, the coils are iced up. remove the back wall and defrost it with a hair dryer. if the water doesn't drain, unclog the drain tube. check the door seals for gaps. replace if necessary. check the fan in the freezer and the fan in the back. both should come on when the compressor is on. if not, check the fuses on the main board. replace if needed. if all that is fine, and there is no frost, you have a slow leak or a bad compressor. call in a pro or get a new fridge.
very simple repair
pull the machine out
take off the back bottom panal
on the compressor theree is a boxed
sometimes two parts sometimes one
this is the overload and realy
you can find these readily at sears or applaince partspro
Freezer defrosted everything fan continues to run but will not freeze. Compressor is cycling enough to keep refigerator section cold. 106 Series Kenmore. Turned up thermostat to keep fridge cold and a shorter intermittent compressor cycle run
My fridge and freezer just stopped cooling all of a sudden. I hear the compressor running and every couple of min there is a clicking noise. Is there a reset switch or something that I can do to start it working again? The lights are working but the freezer and fridge are room temp.
Check water turned on. check ice button switch turned on in fridge. remove juice storage, ice container in freezer, check ice bucket full white plastic flapper to make sure not stuck on a white peg at top. flapper must hang down and be freely movable to signal ice maker to keep busy. If up high will turn off ice maker. Lots of other parts especially heater circuits involved also: fill tube supply heater not working then frozen supply line then no ice. Look for wiring diagram in ziplock behind compressor grille. can order parts at repairclinic.com. logical design, layout, easy to get to sensors, heaters. makes sense if look at it long enough.