Question about Refrigerators
I have a side by side Refrigerator. The section between the two doors, why would it be so HOT? My husband had to replace the relay switch and when he pluged it back up that section started getting so hot he couldn't touch it. Please HELP!
This area is called the mullion and should be a little warm so it doesn't sweat. If it is too hot then two things could be the problem. 1. The condensor is plugged (dirty) and needs to be swept out. 2. The condensor fan motor is not working. This cools the condensor coils and is mounted in the back of the fridge behind the bottom panel.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009
As you have already replaced the relay switch the compressor can also seize and click on and off or one of the electrical windings inside the compressor could have opened up. You can use a test cord to help check the compressor and this also will help with the amp test. If the compressor checks ok and you want to install a replacement start relay. You will need to find out which winding is which. You will need an ohm meter to determine the windings. First check to see if you have windings in the compressor. Then check to see if they are grounded. If the compressor has windings and they are not grounded, you can find which winding is which. Check for grounded windings by reading from each terminal to a good ground on the cabinet.Using the original style relay is always preferred, but using a general replacement can "get you by" if needed.
Most of relays can control the compressor, refrigerator/freezer defrost heater, and several option functions.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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