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Why will it not cool?

My fridge sat for a couple years without being turned on. still super clean though. when we turned it on it did not cool at all. fixed the fuse and other part that kicks on the condenser and it kicked on but still is not cooling. please help.

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SOURCE: fridge isnt cooling

is the fan run on the compressor? you might need only starter unit to fix the compressor...
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Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: not cooling, not freezing either

I assume you mean the compressor was replaced, the condenser is a metal coil, usually a black coated steel. You say the electric is working, so you have power to the unit and im guessing the lights are on..but is the unit running? If its not running, i.e., "it just stopped" its likely not the compressor. Could be one of several controls, or a wiring issue, or the previous servicer was not an EPA Certified Refrigerator Repair Service.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

Macmarkus
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SOURCE: I can hear the compressor

Hi,

Welcome to FixYa.

I suspect by your description the fridge either has a faulty overload protector or the compressor itself is seized. Hence when the overload reset's the fan starts ( as it should when the compressor runs ) however the overload then trips and the fan stops while the compressor never starts, thus not cooling.

If you feel like you can trouble shoot further I`ll try to assist you or you may decide to call a professional appliance technician.

I don`t know the age of your fridge, but I should mention...

** Most of the Frigidaire fridges have 5 to 10 years sealed system warranty which would include the compressor but not the electrical starting devices i.e., the overload & relay. Check your owners manual, it is the ultimate authority on warranty no matter what anyone else tells you according to Frigidaire/Electrolux/White Westinghouse.**


If you have a multi- meter you can check the compressor to see if the windings are ok.

**First, Unplug the fridge**

Remove the panel at the back down at the bottom. This should gain you access to the compressor.

On the side of the compressor will be the start relay/overload assembly such as this image...it may be enclosed in a black plastic cover as well.

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Pull off the relay & overload and you'll see 3 pins in the form of a triangle...

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With a meter measure between any 2 pins at one time, going between each pin with one remaining on a "common" pin.

You'll want 3 measurement's, similar to this example- 6ohms, 3ohms, and 9ohms.

On some meters you may simply get a reading of "0" ohms, as long as the needle moves off of "infinity" which would indicate an "open" winding=not good !

If following that, the readings are good, purchase a hard start kit. Part # HS410 also known as a 3in1 starter kit.

i.e.

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The above package contains info and hardware on how to connect it. HOTE : the HS410 ( 3 in 1 ) should be considered just a temporary "fix" as opposed to an actual "repair" in should not be relide on for long term reliability or safety, but rather the factory replacemnet part 8201786... i.e.
macmarkus_95.jpg The above start device kit contains instructions on "how to" install kit. Hope that help`s move you forward if nothing else. If so please take a second and rate the reply and a testimony to your inquiry you received here at FixYa.

Thank you and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

imufo2
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SOURCE: When the condenser kicks on

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Hi!
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
It does a lot of clicking (trying to start over and over again)
If thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
I use part no ERP410 POWER START RELAY, CAPACITOR AND OVERLOAD all in one. (110 v)

If you still have trouble Go Here:

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

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