Question about Emerson Cr500 Refrigerators & Freezers
I would like to replace my compressor relay, where can I locate it on my Emerson CR500 refrigerator?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Emerson CR500 3.1 cubic ft
This is more suggestive of either bad compressor or bad compressor relay. Compressor's usually have 5 years warranty.
If you have experience in repairing appliances, could take all precautions necessary and use multimeter - You could do a continuity check on compressor motor and all combination's. An infinity value on multimeter would confirm bad compressor.
On the side of the compressor you will see a box (maybe a cover) remove the cover if it has one and then remove the wire harness. next you will see the relay with the capacitor mounted to it. give the relay a tug and pull it off the side of the compressor. once you have it off pull the capacitor off and then give the relay a shake. If it rattles the relay is bad. if the relay does not rattle the compressor is bad and you will need to call a service guy to replace the compressor.
Other option would be - Go to a local repair shop and get an overload and relay ( cost around $50 ).Replace it. If the problem still persists, then it is faulty compressor.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
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Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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