Question about Refrigerators
The refrigerator is 2 1/2 years old out of warranty. The freezer kept thawing out the food, then refreezing. I have a loud buzzing noise happening every minute or so followed by a "click noise". The noise seems to be coming from the front bottom of the refrigerator. Yesterday, I came home and everything in the freezer had thawed out, ice turned to water and the refrigerator isn't cooling. Both frig & freezer are warm not cooling. It seems the fan in the freezer is running but nothing is happening. I had to throw out all the food. Sears can't get to my house to look at it until 10/12. Please help. I'm pretty handy for a women if you guide me through the check list. Thank you!
The problem is the compressor isnt starting. The relay is probably ok. It should have 5yr warranty on the compressor. However if you purchase a Supco RC0810 start assist relay available at all appliance parts stores, it will start the compressor, however this is only a temp fix. But it should last till sears can put a new compressor in.
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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