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Re: side by side refrigerator
You need to replace the PTC relay that is on the compressor. The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. You need to replace it.
First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers
most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the
side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be
able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring
and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts
house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be
able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken
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If you have confirmed that the unit is defrosting and the freezer isn't getting cold. Make sure underneath the refrigerator is completely clean and the fan is running underneath the refrigerator next to the coils. If this all checks out then you have a bad compressor or lost of refrigerant due to a leak in the system. One last thing: Is the cooling fan running in the freezer?
The unit is not defrosting. Either the defrost clock is defective or the defrost heater is not working. Defrost clock is normally located behind the bottom kick panel. Use a large standard screwdriver and turn the center screw clockwise very slowly until the compressor stops. Wait 20 to30 minutes the compressor should restart, if not the defrost clock is defective. Checking rhe heater you'll need a vom meter or amp meter.
Do you see a light coat of frost in freezer section about 12 inches up (defrost problem indication) ? Has the icemaker slowed down a bit in ice production ? What is the refrigerator control set on ? When you turn the freezer up completely , it cuts off the cold air flow which cools the refrig section . If refrig control is set mid way , turn it up higher , so refrig will run longer , but lower the freezer setting so some cold air will enter the refrig section . Also check to see if the freezer fan is working .
Your refrigerator may be stuck in defrost cycle. I know it has a defrost timer part number 215846602 Most times they are located inside the fresh food compartment behind the control panel. Sometimes below fridge and behind kick plate. The thermostat could be defective also. You can check that by unplugging the refrigerator remove cover and checking continuity between the two male connections located on the rear side of thermostat control turned as cold as you can turn it. Or you can join the two wires together and plug refrigerator back in to see if compressor comes on. When you find the defrost time turn clockwise slowly until the refrigerator starts. If these don't work let me know and we will do some more test. Sea Breeze
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.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
unplug the machine and let it completely defrost with the doors open overnight. then try it. if it still does not get cold then you know it is a more serious problem, like a compressor $300+
if it works for a couple days then freezes up again then you know it is a defrost problem, less serious problem <$100