Hi my old electrolux freezer stopped working, the compressor starts and runs for about 5 seconds, then shuts down, it tries again after a short time but does ther same, its a model tf 1040, if its the starter relay are they still available
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Re: compressor starts then stops after 5 seconds
Yes you can order what they call a 3n1 it replaces the relay on your compressor but no guarantee it will work when installed as you could have locked rotor in compressor. part # rco-410 call for parts 877-262-1479 but is a non refundable part.
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Is the compressor running? if it is running, but there is no cooling, it is time to buy a new freezer.
If the compressor is NOT running, I would suspect the compressor start relay.
How did you defrost it?
Thanks for all the suggestions. I just replaced the overload relay and it does the same thing. Runs for a few seconds and the loud click from overload relay. I did notice the relay is really hot to the touch, if that matters.Coils on back are clean. I had noticed the last few months that the inside coils were frosting up quite a bit.Really had hoped it was the relay.
Thermostat is most common, the next is the starter on the compressor, or the (if it has one) defrost timer has failed, I can guide you to see if the timer has failed, first of all, pull the unit away from the wall and gain access to where the compressor is located, you may have to lay on the floor to get a good view, look for a small box located on the cabinet in the compressor recess, if you see this box, you will notice a small circular dial within this box, get a suitable object and turn this dial clockwise, if this is the problem, your freezer will magically burst into life and you will need to replace this timer or the internal thermo switch, if it does nothing or you cant locate the box, suggest you start with the thermostat and work down, if you have no luck, give me a call on 08 9523 0552. Russ
You probably have a freon leak and the compressor is cutting out on low pressure.... then it stops... the pressure builds and it starts again... it will kill it's self doing that...get it serviced right a way...
your problem is likely the starting capacitor .. that is a metalic part (about the size of a fist) that is mounted on the compressor or near it .. it will have wires going to the compressor .. the capacitors are not very expensive and usually easy to change but make sure the unit is unplugged .. you can either write the numbers down off the capacitor or remove it and take it with you to a parts place to get a match ... take a photo or draw a diagram so you know where the wires go .(they usually just plug in) . .. you can order one from electrolux (might be higher price) .. dont allow the unit to continue running with the bad starting cap since the compressor can be damaged eventually ... if you call a repairman .. then make sure you tell him its a bad starting cap so he can bring one wiith him and avoild a second trip .. give him the model number and numbers off the capacitor if you can ... often the capacitor is actually two capacitors in one can ... one is for the compressor and the other is hooked up to the fan ... in that case replacing one would also replace the other ..
compressor is running overloaded possible problems bad relay/overload /capacitor dirty or clogged condensers if the unit uses a condenser fan suspect a bad fan. and defective thermostats are notorious for short cycling. id check the coils first and if dirty clean up maybe that can be the major problem.
Remove the panel covering the compressor. Remove the relay plugged on the side of the compressor and shake it. If it rattles or has any burned spots it is shorted out. Try replacing it first. Make sure you replace it with the correct replacement, not a fit-all. If this is not the problem you will need to replace the compressor. If it is less than 5 yrs old the compressor should still be in warranty. If so call Sears, it will be repaired free of charge. If it is out of warranty buy a new freezer.