Question about Refrigerators
First, you need to determine what the problem is. Remove the rear cover
in the freezer, and check for COMPLETE coil coverage (of ice). If so,
the defrost system has failed. If not, then problem is in the sealed
system, and should still be under warranty. :)
You have to visually look at the coils BEFORE you defrosted them. You still know nothing about this problem. However, if there was ice forming on those coils, replace both the heater and bi-metal. If that doesn't solve the problem, the board will need replacing. It has an ADC system. :)
Unplug the fridge, and remove the rear bottom panel. Remove the white plastic start device on the compressor, and shake it. If it rattles, replace it (WITH THE EXACT REPLACEMENT/SUB - NOT A 3in1 HARD START KIT). If the relay is ok, the compressor itself is finished. :)
More than likely the main control board has failed. It is located behind the metal panel, on the rear left of the unit. I know of NO way to actually check it. When you replace it, the new board must be programmed properly, or it will not work.
you mean the "motor" is the compressor? If so, and there is no ice forming on the rear freezer wall, the unit has developed a sealed system leak. Very expensive - if it is NOT under warranty, time for a new fridge.
You might have burnt the start winding out by connecting it directly (for 5 minutes). Some compressors (variable speed) cannot have the 3in1 hard start kits installed. If the wires are connected properly, and there is voltage at the kit, the compressor is finished. :)
During defrost, no motors should be running. If the compressor itself is running, but not cooling, the unit has developed a sealed system leak (bad compressor,refrigerant leak), and is NOT economical to repair (leaks CANNOT be fixed whatsoever). I hope this helps! :)
it is possible that it might be in a defrost. I'm a little curious to unplug it to move it back
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Hi, It sounds to me like the relay over load switch is going bad. When the relay is buzzing, do the lights in the house dim? This happens when the compressor is going bad because it pulls to man amps. The overload sounds like the issue.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Actually its a defrost timer that is faulty.after every 5 to 6 hours the timer is suppose to put on the heater and off the compresser for a while to defrost the accumulated ice.but if the timer is faulty.it doesnot command the heating procedure and allows to over freeze resulting in compresser shut down.
to restart the compresser again the fridge needs to defrost.so every time the compresser stops you have to off the refigerator for 4 hours and allow the ice to melt.so that the compresser can start again.
to solve this problem.you have to replace the defrost timer / it will cost approx 35 dollars.its a very common problem and gets solved easily.nothing much to worry.
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Posted on Jun 18, 2009
First of all make sure that the compressor and fans are working.
Check a link below :-
The 2nd link would describe , an error more likely a relay. These might not be for your model. It's for generic refrigerators. To make sure, you have the correct solution, i have introduce the links i have.
Any further help, ask at any time.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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