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  • billandshelb Oct 15, 2013

    I unplugged the refrigerator and cleaned up all the lint etc on the coils underneath. I checked the terminals to the compressor connection and they look ok. I plugged it back in and the refrigerator is keeping things cool, however the freezer is not. The parts that were sizzling/smoking were white and looked to be ceramic. Only the ones on the left (when facing the fridge) sizzled. Would this have something to do with a circuit that would control delivering cold air to the freezer?

  • Gere knutson Oct 15, 2013

    Hi, You posted " The parts that were sizzling/smoking were white and looked to be ceramic." Where is this you car talking about? Is this located in the freezer or back by the compressor? Can you send me a picture to this email address kidlmo@msn.com so I can help you easier. This model appear to have a relay package to it, so what ceramic parts are you referring too? Please get back to me when possible Thanks

  • billandshelb Oct 15, 2013

    I can send you a picture later today. They can be seen when removing the lower grill on the front of the fridge. The parts are between the floor and the bottom of the freezer, where all the dust collects. There are 4 of them, one in each quadrant of the metal tubing. I have not looked close enough to them yet to see if there are any wires going to them or not, or if they are just there to dissipate heat from the rail. Could the metal tubing have gotten hot enough itself to ignite "dust bunnies"?

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HI,

Unplug your fridge, inspect the relay package mount to the compressor, this may be where you have an issue. If shorted inspect the terminals on the compressor first before ordering any parts, as if damaged terminals are present, a new compressor is needed.

I hope this helps, good luck.

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Testimonial: "That was a good start, however still have not figured this one out. I added this comment above. I unplugged the refrigerator and cleaned up all the lint etc on the coils underneath. I checked the terminals to the compressor connection and they look ok. I plugged it back in and the refrigerator is keeping things cool, however the freezer is not. The parts that were sizzling/smoking were white and looked to be ceramic. Only the ones on the left (when facing the fridge) sizzled. Would this have something to do with a circuit that would control delivering cold air to the freezer?"

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