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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore frig will not cool
if compressor is hot that means comp- is trying to start but the relay /overload is bad allow comp to cool down unplug from wall and replace with exact type 1/2hp 1/4hp 1/3hp etc make sure all wireing is correct and unplug before starting that model may or may not have a run or start capacitor replace it also..
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: Does not cool. Compressor Hot
Sounds like the compressor starting relay. This should be available from from most appliance parts retailers that carry refrigeration parts. It is probably a plug-in relay which is easy to replace. PULL THE PLUG UNTIL YOU GET IT! Constant cycling on the thermal protector will damage the unit.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
try to change the clickson and relay on the compressor and if it still doing that there are two problems to look for or a blokage in the system or the compressor are broken
Posted on May 16, 2009
He can't, although it's a good guess. However, The compressor can be tested and run with a special test cord most all techs have.
It allows the compressor to be run independent of the rest of the machine and is the definitive test. I would not go forward unless that test is performed. Compressors are too expensive.
Posted on May 12, 2010
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