Question about Refrigerators
Fan is not running, Compressor is not running. When plug in after unplugging, compressor clicks on for fraction of a second and then nothing. Temperature display not lit or responsive. Repairman replaced main electronic board and temperature control board and no change. Repairman says its a short in the wiring and could be anywhere -- labor to try to find too expensive -- could take hours -- so buy a new fridge.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: side by side not cooling
Couple of things... first need to see if the compressor is really hot to the touch and "clicking" on and off every 3-5 minutes due to high heat (trying to start). If that's what is happening you likely have a "start device" failure (little box on the side of the compressor). If the box is white in color and you pull it off and it makes noise when you shake it (along with little bits of debris falling out) you know it's bad. They make a kit to fix that known problem. If the compressor isn't trying to start but actually runs quietly... check that the cooling coil isn't all iced up preventing proper air flow inside the cabinet (take the panel of the rear inside of the freezer section to check it). If that is all a block of ice basically you likely have a defrost cycle problem (defrost t-stat bad, defrost timer bad, etc.). Other than that you should have a little fan right above the coils to move air around, if the compressor is running and the compressor fan (called condensor fan) is running then this fan (called evaporator fan) should also be running to move the cold air around. If that fan is dead then you will have a nice cold coil but no air flow over it to cool the rest of the refer/freezer properly. Let us know what ya find out.
Posted on Dec 29, 2006
SOURCE: GE ELANTRA MODEL ESS 25LGMB-BB
sounds like either your fan is bad or a wire may have burned off of it. Follow the wires forthe fan back to where they make the junction with the compressor wires. when ever the compressor runs your right that the fan needs to run. If you have a meter you could ohm out the fan and see if the motor windings are indeed bad. a reading of infinite would tell the tale.go out and spend 15 or 25 o us and get a new condenser fan motor after you remove your old one and make sure that the one that oyu get is the same. and replace it. Thanks for using FixYa and don't forget to rate this answer please. Happy New Year!!!!!!
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Is there anything obstructing the fan area, ice build up ? It is normal for your freezer to get warm if evap fan is not working, it is essential for it to work :) A defrost cycle should kick on a timer or as needed (adaptive) and there should not be excessive frost buildup that it blocks your evap fan. I would have suggested you unplug your refrigerator for about 10 minutes and see if that resets your control board - if not, then you will need service - either replacing motor assembly or a faulty control board.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. The control board was faulty. This is what I suspected but I wanted a second opinion before buying the board. "
I believe that because defrost is done by the mother control board this is why this is happening the part of the board that controls defrost is malfunctioning and the only way to resolve the problem is to replace the mother board part number WR55X10656 You can find the replacement board at these places below. Sea Breeze
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
Testimonial: "You were right, thanks for your help. The control board was bad. That is what I suspected, but I wanted a second opinion."
That is the compressor not running. Could be a bad compressor, or one of it's starting components.
You can remove the start components from the compressor, by removing the cover, and pulling them off the compressor pins.
Any decent sized appliance parts house will test the components, usually made up of the overload protector, start relay, and on some models a start/run capacitor.
If any parts check bad, replace them, if they all check O.K. then you will need the services of a trained service tech.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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