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Low voltage at compressor!

Getting low voltage at compressor, meter only reads 15 volts at relay, condenser fan runs and evap fan runs,  why are fans get proper voltage and not compressor!!  I am getting proper voltage  going into wire harness but not coming back to compressor!!  checked relay and overload and start cap, all good,  checked compressor with annie, compressor is good, I am just not getting proper voltage to compressor,any idea's   I am stumped,  I do light commercial refrigeration and some household  refrigerators, never had this problem before!!  I do not have wiring diagram to check!!

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    condensor not frozen, all wiring looks good, no line voltage at major timers, switches, and compressor

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    checking to see if compressor is bad

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    relay and overload good

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My parts lookup too has no images available for you refrig but i believe it to be a GE Profile with a fresh food fan (and air duct down the center of the fresh food side). All fan motors are 12vdc and run off the Lowvoltage side of motherboard. i assume you are checking voltage to comp from motherboard? How did you check relay?? Have you axcessed motherboard?? On the top of (I say top-- i belive its mounted horiz on yours but all the small wires are on the right) is all the low voltage fan motor, damper, control wiring On the bottom (or the left) side of the motherboard is the larger line voltage wiring. The connector with 3 wires is labeled def -- comp---line it should be blue. Try jumping L1 to comp. ((Just so ya know Def will energize the def heater regardless of compartment temp it does have a bimetal but it only a safety set at 100deg in case relay on board welds shut---it monitor evap compartment, frz, fresh food, (two seperate in FF) in your model))

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

  • don glover
    don glover Jul 25, 2014

    should the condensor fan be on when the compressor is on

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