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Why does the compressor starts off with short cycles then kicks on?


Could be a compressor start relay, overload and run capacitor. What is the model number of the fridge?
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Dec 07, 2015 | Refrigerators

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My lg gm-313sc keep on work and stop in lest than 3 minits


The refrigeration is short cycling. The cause may be due to airflow problem. There is an outside fan thalt blows across a radiator and another in the inside the fridge enclosed behind panels.
These two fans must run and blow across the refrigeration radiators. The outside one can clog with lint and dirt, the inside one can clog with ice buid up, or the fans simply quit working. Check that the fans run and that the radiator coils are clean and clear to airflow. For the outside one, paneling will need to be removed, as well for the inside one if the outside one does not do the trick.
The refrigerator compressor short cycles because it overheats. The cool refrigeration gas entering the compressor cools it and when the gas is not kept cool, the compressor may short cycle.
There may be a different problem but checking for airflow is a start.

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Fridge side cold freezer not. compressor seems to be short cycleing


if theres a clicking noise behind the unit,then the ptc overload relay is weak and dropping in and out which will short cycle the compressor, also a compressor thats going bad will draw excessive current and make the ptc drop in and out check start and run currents to determine this,also,but rare it could be the cold temp control

Feb 23, 2012 | Whirlpool 25.4 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

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My A C conpressor is cycleing realy fast, every few min. would it be the conpressor capacitor ?


No. It is "short cycling" probrably because it is low on refrigerant which means there is a leak somewhere. The refrigerant cools your compressor windings. If it is low it cannot cool the windings and it will stop the compressor due to a temp overload. As soon as the compressor cools back down it closes the bi-metal switch and allows the compressor to start again. The cycle will repeat itself until the compressor finally quits. Hope this helps.

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Aug 03, 2011 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

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Haier Mini spilt HSU18VC7 compressor runs for 5 minutes then stop 3 minutes then run another 5 minutes and so on.


This is called short cycling. It sounds like the compressor is getting hot and opening a bi-metal overload, which shuts the compressor off. The compressor cools, because it is not running and the bi-metal contacts close allowing the compressor to start again. This will repeat itself and is usually due to low refrigerant, which usually means there is a leak in the normally sealed refrigerant lines. The refrigerant cools the compressor windings and if it is low it cannot do that, hence the shutting off of teh compressor, cooling down process and restarting of your compressor. Short cycling will ultimately ruin the compressor.

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Aug 03, 2011 | Haier Heating & Cooling

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Buzzing from lower area - replaced relay and cap - not freezing - staying cold but not freezing - Synptom: Click -humming for 15 sec-click cycles like that every 5 minutes Compressor is warm to Hot - fan...


If the defrost cycle was stuck on then the compressor would not be humming trying to start. You may have a shorted compressor. Especially if its a frigidaire they are known to have the worst compressors. You can use a meter to check your compressor windings. You can check for a short by scratching the paint off the compressor and checking from each terminal to the bare metal on the compressor. If you have continuity then its shorted. Also check continuity from each pair of pins on the compressor. Good Luck _MJ_

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Compressor short cycling


If the condenser fan works , try replacing the compressor relay and overload (it;s the most common problem) but if the compressor still goes on and off , probably is burnt or jammed and has to be replaced.

Nov 03, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Unit compressor keep short cycling not feezing or


replace your compressor relay. that's what goes wrong 99% of the time

Jul 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

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Whirlpool Conquest


hi thanks for the question when you say it short cycles that's the compressor relay trying to start the compressor i would replace the relay & overload at the compressor thanks the appliance doc

Sep 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

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