Question about Refrigerators
About once a day the fridge would be off. Sometimes twice. Then maybe it would run for 2 days and go off again. Completely. No signs of anything. I put the on button and it would go on again for another day or half a day. It does this whether it is on power or propane. Can you help me please? I can't figure out what could be wrong. Betty
Two possible causes, thermostat or low on coolant, of the two the thermostat is the likely suspect, you may be able to get one on-line from e-spares, you could ask a local service agent to check it out first, then you can compare options.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In back of the refrigerator is a removable panel behind which is the compressor. Listen for a hum and a click. If you hear those sounds the compressor may have failed. Behind that same panel is a condenser where heat is removed from the refrigerating system. Make sure it is clean and check that the fan operates when the compressor runs.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Yor problem is: Please help! Your brother phoned you on his cell from up north. He's supposed to go hunting tomorrow, and is having problems with his fridge. The nearest dealer is 5 hours away, and he's very upset.
The fridge went into lockout mode after accidentally resetting twice. Now, the lights flash, and fridge doesn't work.
Please advise how he can fix this problem himself. You both would greatly appreciate it!!
First, unplug the unit for 10 minutes. That should reset it. If not, ask if he can here the compressor motor. If not, then he has a compressor or electrical failure inside. If yes then look to a bad thermostat.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2008
I assume by "earth leakage" you mean it is on a GFI circuit? Some older GFI outlets are sensitive to and do not work well with motors or other inductive loads like your refridgerator compressor. As for the compressor feeling hot, this is usually normal.
If this is a GFI outlet, try replacing it with new unit. If it is a GFI breaker, try replacing that.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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