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You have a Compressor Motor in a Gateway MT3705 PC, I never thought of that as a CPU cooled, could you post a picture? Don't you find having a Compressor motor on a Laptop rather cumbersome, how is it powered? Fuel or electric?

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I had the unit 8 years now and both side are not cooling although motor is running. Does the unit need to be recharged?

which motor is running? if the compressor is running, but you have no cooling at all, the unit has 'blown' its refrigerant charge. Game Over. If the fan motors are running, but the compressor is not, check the compressor start device for continuity... Sometimes the fans will mask whether the compressor is cycling, you may have to put your hand on the compressor itself to verify... If the comp. is very hot, but not running, once again, suspect the start device.

Apr 26, 2016 | Northland 42SSWGX2 Side by Side...


Air Compressor Burn-Out

Small, easy to transport air compressors have become very popular over the last 25 years. However they do have their drawbacks.
The motors on these small compressors generate alot of heat as they cycle, especially under higher tank pressures (PSI's) and air volume usage (CFM's). They work very hard and run more frequently. In time, this heat creates increased resistance in the rotating armature windings (which act as quickly reversing magnets against magnets in the outer case of the motor for thrust to rotate). The magnetic force weakens, the motor gets weaker and hotter and has to work harder to do the same job.
When an air compressor motor seizes in it's cycle and hums or buzzes, it is over heating to a point where a thermostactic relay will break electrical contact (to prevent Fire) and the motor will have to cool before it will run again. each time this happens you are reducing the life of the motor by several hours.

To maximize the life of your compressor, use the following guidelines:

1.Always use the shortest possible cord and plug directly into a 20 amp cicuit when possible,no extension cords! SHORT WIRE+LONG AIRHOSE- electrical current is lost through longer wire and requires a larger gauge (diameter) to carry the current.

2.Make sure the plug contacts are clean- as with automobile batteries:CORROSION=RESISTANCE=HEAT=WEAR.

3. Should your compressor begin to stall during its cycle, attempt to turn it off or quickly or reduce the pressure in the air tank to reduce the load on the motor- while the motor is moving a fan blows air through it to cool it.

4.Should the motor overheat, let it cool untill you can touch it with your hand and bleed most of the air from the tank to minimize the start-up work load.

5.Remember to try to drain the tank after each use to minimize corrosion due to moisture and minimize load the next time you start it up.

Following these guidelines will increase the life of your compressor motor several months if not years.


on Oct 04, 2010 | Air Tools & Compressors

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Wont cool compressor runs

If there is a small amount of cooling, you have a failure in the defrost system. If there is no cooling whatsoever and the compressor is running, check for a failed condenser fan motor or blocked or dirty condenser coil. If those items are all okay, you have a failed compressor.

Jul 26, 2014 | GE Refrigerators

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Running but no cool air blowing

Problem #1:Outdoor condensing fan motor has stopped running. This problem could be caused by a bad motor run capacitor. If your motor capacitor is not the problem, then more than likely you need a new motor. Is the fan blade tight, stiff or hard to turn? If the fan blade is hard to turn then you probably need a new motor. Problem #2: Air conditioner compressor will not start. When power is applied to the air conditioning outdoor unit the fan starts, but you hear a sound like the compressor is trying to start, "UGGG"..., for about 5 to 10 seconds and then all you hear is the outdoor condenser fan run. The compressor is locked and will not start. What is happening is the compressor is trying to start, but because the compressor motor is locked it tries to start for a few seconds and then because of the high amperage being drawn goes off on internal overload. The internal overload protects the compressor windings from overheating and burning up. I see this many times during the start of the air conditioning season. Some compressors just have a hard time starting after sitting all winter long. Some compressors are locked up so bad that I can not start them and must tell my customer that they need a new compressor . Many times I can get the compressor started again without having to buy a new compressor or new air conditioning system by using the device that is called, "Super-Boost." I keep two or three of these on the truck. They have saved many of my customers from having to buy new air conditioning systems

Jun 15, 2011 | Weather King 10AJA3601AH Air Conditioner

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I have a fedders (piece of junk)3 1/2 ton 4 year old unit. It runs fine during the evening after it cools off, but during the day it constantly cuts off and on unless I am spraying it with water. As soon...

sounds like your compressor is overheating is the compressor sweating down the sides? If it is you may have an airflow problem clean filters, clean blower fan motor and the evaporator coil. if this does not work you will need to have someone put a set of manifold gauges on it to see if the proper pressures are where they need to be. Also you can check the amps on the compressor to see if it is sezing or if it is locking out. The compressor is getting to hot is the reason when you squirt water on it runs because you are cooling it down. have you cleaned the condensor coil? Your head and suction pressures will give you a good idea.

Jun 23, 2010 | Fedders A6P09S2A Air Conditioner

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Refrigerator is not cooling

Dirty condenser, condenser fan or evaporator fan motor are not running, Ice build up on evaporator and restricted the air flow. If compressor, condenser fan and evaporator fan motor are running but not cooling, then either compressor or sealed system problem.

Mar 07, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Motor not running Refrigerator not cooling

There are three possibilities why the compressor motor is not running. #1. The thermostat switch is not closing to turn the motor on. #2. The compressor motor is bad. #3 The defrost timer is engaged, preventing the compressor motor from starting.

Solution for #1: Locate the thermostat switch behind the console in the refrigerator. It is attached to the freezer temperature adjusting knob. If you jump the switch out, the compressor motor should start. If it does, replace this switch.

Solution for #2: get another refrigerator. It is not worth repairing.

Solution for #3: Turn the freezer temperature switch to the coldest setting. Locate the defrost timer in the console on the ceiling of the refrigerator compartment. Look for position labels like "cool control" and "compressor". Jump between these two wires. The compressor should start. If it does, replace this module.

Mar 06, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Not cooling good

There is a fan down by the compressor that aids in cooling compressor and getting rid of the water that comes out of the freezer during defrost cycle. I am sure that you took the paper cover off the back of the unit on the lower back side so your unit might not have a fan. Now lets look at the fan inside the freezer is it running can you hear it when you open the door? Does the compressor make a clicking sound as it is hot to touch and trying to come on? get back with me ok ken

Jan 31, 2010 | Roper RT21AKXKQ Top Freezer Refrigerator

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I have GSS25SGP SS with no condenser fan operation. Components very hot, but unit is still cooling. Is this fan shut down a part of the defrost cycle or a fan motor failure? aerolog2

The fan has to run when the compressor is running. Usually does not run during defrost cycle. Could be bad fan motor, or the fan has lost power.

Jan 02, 2010 | GE GSS25SGPSS Side by Side Refrigerator

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Frigidaire side by side

My first thought is a compressor not running from your description of the clicking.

Compressor problems can be:

Could be a Relay, stiff compressor/motor assembly, low voltage, run, or start capacitor if so equipped.

You will need a voltage (amp meter would help) meter to check the voltage (amp draw) at start up on the compressor to determine if you are making headway on finding the cause.

You will have to verify the voltage for sure and during start up 1st unplug the refrigerator let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 1st During this time check the voltage at the wall plug. 2nd AT the compressor relay (2 wires to the compressor) when it first try's to start meaning while someone plugs it in. The reading can be up to 10% lower during this time. continue to watch the volts as it runs until it clicks again and cuts off. The voltage then should return to where it was at the plug-in. If not We now have a problem outside the compressor area. If so we are on the right path.

A replacement relay and overload (with the run and or start capacitor if equipped) replaced as a whole at the same time will either confirm its one of these components. With them replaced and correct voltage range during start of the compressor it will either work or your compressor is out.

Mar 16, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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