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Condenser bad? We have an OLD beverageair cooler in our store and we're trying to make it rhough the summer before we replace it. It stopped cooling, and it isn't draining into the pan anymore. Would it be prudent to diagnose this is a bad condenser?

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  • niki213 Jun 03, 2009

    It is warm to the touch, the fan is running, The only visual change is the "no drainage" issue. it's been like this for about a week. I've taken everything out and it's jsut sitting there humming away. Pretending to work.

  • Dennis Boxerman May 11, 2010

    It sounds as if the unit is not cooling but that does not always mean that the compressor is D.O.A.



    Need to check alittle more. If you can see the compressor and touch the top of it, see if it is running, Should be warm to the touch. Watch out for the fan! Double check your t'stat to make sure someone did not turn it to the"Off" position when you were not there or for any other strange reason. Any further info you can supply would help greatly in the "Fix" process.

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See if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor

  • The Thermostat

  • The overload, relay, or capacitor

  • The defrost timer

  • The condenser fan motor

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