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Not cooling, compressor cycling, checked start up relays

Have gladiator garage freezer/refrigerator older model, 7+yrs, not cooling, thought it was start up relays, changed out and still not working, compressor cycles and drawing about 12amps during it short cycle (about 10 sec). compressor come hot but inlet and outlet are same temp. I tested to see if there was a open circuit on compressor, it tested good and its not shorted to case as well. could it be working and the cooling or closed circuit have a blockage somewhere blocking the compressed gas from entering the evaporator coils?

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  • ahmooksang Jun 23, 2009

    to be low on freon, would that mean that it had leaked out?

  • ahmooksang Jun 23, 2009

    so to repair, i need to first find leak, then recharge system, then hope nothing else is wrong. might be time to throw in the towel

  • ahmooksang Jun 23, 2009

    yeah their clean.

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Very possible or it is low on freon maybe

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Mark Nichols Jun 23, 2009

    yes

  • Mark Nichols Jun 23, 2009

    Yes that is correct, if everything seems to be working and you are not cooling either you are blocked, or you have no freon... the evaporator coils are clean right?

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