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White Westinghouse RTD16VM frost-free fridge- The compressor is overheating and the control box cold control is not working. The compressor remains on till it becomes over hot and stops when the relay trips it. It starts again after it cools down to working temperature. Compressor does not start or stop when the cold control knob is turned or when the Refrigerator section and the freezer have reached the appropriate temperature.

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SOURCE: Westinghouse BJ424S-R: fridge section not cold/cool.

Hi,
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning


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Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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We must admit that your description is a little shocking since you have replace so many parts and the two obvious that you should check first you did not even mention them.

The refrigerator is getting it coldness from the freezer by means of the evaporator fan Evap mtr asm.
Part Number: AP3743432 made by GE

which is located in the freezer department through the Dampner assy
Part Number: AP3775435 made by GE

So you should check if the above fan is working and if yes if the dampner is open free from ice or other object.

All the parts of your model can be found in this link below.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5210170&diagram_id=24642925#d24642925

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SOURCE: About kenmore model# 253.65802508. Compressor

HI,
First of all thank you very much for all the great detailed information. I wish I had a cheap repair answer for you, but is sounds like the unit is either open (one of the tubes to the seal system has cracked or broke) which will cause the problem you have, called a low charge. Before you go any further, look for oil around all the tubing you can see... THERE SHOULD BE NONE!! If you find oil, you have found your leak and this would need to be repair. You may need to professional to complete this for you. Or someone who have to proper equipment to seal this system up for you.
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SOURCE: GE Artica PSS25MGMB Stopped cooling/freezing, everything else works,lights, fans, just no cold and no compressor start sounds?

I would suspect the start relay and capacitor! With the clicks and buzzes, that is the most likely fault. Although you could replace one or the other of them, I always replace as a mated pair, because it seems that when one of them fails, the other one will fail shortly after. Items 733 and 734 on the following schematic (which also gives you an idea of what they look like and where they are located)
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/GE-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-PSS25MGMBBB/0432/0165000/G1090005/00009?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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* Air damper – Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
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* Compressor – Make sure your compressor is working with on and off clicking noises.

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This is the most common cooling problem in fridges. Expose the evaporator coils by accessing the panel in the freezer section. The coils in the freezer section can sometimes get clogged up with frost. This can stop the evaporator fan motor from blowing cold air around, or cause the fan to hit it and stop, or become noisy. The defrost timer can be a bit tricky to find but it is usually located behind the back bottom corners of the fridge, although they can sometimes be found in the ceiling of the fresh food section, or behind the cold control cover.
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