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Refrig compressor only click but does not engage

Refrig compressor only clicks but does not engage model # ctb1922grw
was running fine but it seems that the compressor is not coming on....
compressor was a little hot to the touch. could it be a relay..??

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  • rmondell Jun 27, 2009

    i got a relay overload combination and installed it ...the unit ran for about 15 minutes and then stopped...only the interior light comes on now.

  • rmondell Jun 27, 2009

    how do i check it with an ohm meter?

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Probably the start relay or a bad overload (check overload continuity with a volt/ohm meter) Maybe a broken or burnt off wire inside the compressor terminal cover. Possible, but unlikely compressor locked up. Unplug it before getting into the terminal cover.

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  • Ronald Long Jun 28, 2009

    Now it gets tough long distance. Did you install an exact replacement or a one size fits all? Sometimes the generic ones are not matched properly to the compressor application and burn open from excess load. Can you isolate the overload only and check for continuity on the 1x ohm scale. You may have an open compressor now but seems odd it would run a little bit then quit. I think you still have a control problem that we just have to isolate. Are you familiar with an ohm meter?

  • Ronald Long Jun 28, 2009

    Any luck? I had a late nite. Is ther a chance your fridg just went into defrost cycle after replacing your relay? Thats about the only thing that kills the fans and compressor.

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