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Suddenly stopped cooling. Fan runs compressor doesn't.

Kitchenaid KSRP25QDWH00, side-by-side, no-frost refrigerator mfd 04/95. Suddenly stopped cooling. Fan runs, compressor does not run. No previous history of any other problem since new. Is this problem likely due to relay (part # 2154697) or capacitor (#2169137)? Any other suggestions or diagnostic tricks? Thanks for your help. donaldsass@ihtw.com

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  • donaldsass May 13, 2009

    No, the compressor does not click on at all. To me that indicates a faulty relay. I tried to remove the overload/relay assembly but don't see a way to remove the cover. Is there a trick to removing the cover box? Thanks again for your help.

  • donaldsass May 13, 2009

    Thanks. I was afraid I might break the cover by prying. I thought there might be an easy way to get the cover off but apparently not. You've given me courage to keep going. Thanks again.

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Hi, If fans are running, most likely relay and/or capacitor. Do you here the compressor try to click on at all?

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    Victor May 13, 2009

    If the fan in the freezer is running then there shouyld be power to compressor. If that fan does run, I believe this cover has a wire or strap wrapped around it. Just use a flat screwdriver and release the clamp. If it does not have a clamp, use the screw dirver bad pry between the compressor and cover. The cover should come lose, it might take a little pressure. Sounds like you are going the right direction.

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