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The compressor is always in the bottom generally in the rear. It looks kind of like a black soccer ball with a couple of metal fittings sticking out.

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Model frs26lf7ds2 compressor

Hello friend, that's a great question!
I understand that you are looking for the location of your compressor on your Frigidaire refrigerator, FRS26LF7DS2. I have attached a copy of your parts manual and it does provide you the location of your compressor. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

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Refrigerator and freezer compressor is not running

Compressor starts and then stops.....I hear a clicking noise
I wish I had a dime for every time I heard the statement above made.
Before going into the issue we must first understand just what a compressor does and where it is located. The compressor is located (in most instances) on the lower backside of the unit. The side that is against the wall. It is behind either a cover made of cardboard or metal panel.
The compressor compresses the Freon to a gas which is then circulated through the evaporator coils
Which are located inside of your freezer section . Note the over load and relay location on the picture above.
There are three components....relay/overload/and the capacitor. This subject here is for the relay and overload. They are 95% of the time responsible for the compressor not running. Without them, the compressor will try to start and at times will run for a short amount of time. The customers complaint is usually both my freezer and refrigerator are warm. They also state ,"I hear the compressor turning on but it will shut off after a minute or two" and " I also hear a clicking noise"
The clicking sound is coming from the relay. The contacts have broken inside and they are not allowing the compressor to start. Note the location of the relay and overload on the compressor. The compressor has three prongs pertruding from the side that the relay and overload are plugged into. Simply pull them off the compressor and shake them. If they are bad you will hear a rattle sound coming from them.
When ordering your new relay and overload you will need the complete model number to ensure the proper part. See my tips and how to's at the bottom of this procedure for the link to find your model number.Here are just a few styles of overloads and relays.

How to find appliance model numbers When trying to troubleshoot or purchasing parts for your appliance the model number is the key to do

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The compressor attempts a start up but shuts down within 30 seconds--freezer & refrigerator do not seem to be as cold as it should be

The compressor relay's purpose is to start the compressor. A faulty relay can result in the compressor failing to cycle on. The relay is accessed from the lower rear of the refrigerator, the relay is located in the terminal box which is located at the side of the compressor.
cautiontri.gif Before testing a compressor relay, unplug the refrigerator to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Also, if the compressor uses a capacitor, it must be discharged first to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

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Will the air filter for an ingersoll compressor be located in or around the compressor and coolant air intake?

air filter for air compressor is located next to head of compressor hangs out to the side and can be removed by hand.usually a plastic cover on it that twists off. yes cool air intake

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How many air compressor pumps are there in a 2000 ford expedition

HI. I assume you are referring to the air ride compressor pump. If so, there is only one central compressor, that distributes the compressed air, via line connections. This compressor should be located in the rear section of the vehicle, inside the left, or right panel.

Location my vary from model to model

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My Matag Skybox compressor will not turn on. I can here it clicking and trying to come on.

HI. This is a strong indication of starter/overload relay failure. This clicking noise is coming directly fromm the relay device. it is damaged. this relay is the main starter of the compressor unit. It receives a signal from the main PCB. Once the power signal is received, the relay will regulate the starting, and stopping of the compressor, via control board and thermostat assembly. The failed relay will need to be replaced, asap. Once replaced, the unit will operate correctly. The relay is mounted on the side of the compressor. Once the bracket, and terminal wires are removed, you can gently pull it away form the compressor, to check the contacts and connections for corrosion. If any of the contacts or terminal connections are worn, replace them. Worn contacts, or corroded connections will not allow for proper current flow.

NOTE_ I would advise to locate the clicking. Make sure its coming form the compressor/relay location. There are some units of this nature out there that are fixed(compressor and relay intergraion). If this is the case, simply replace the entire compressor unit. If the clickiong is coming from the main control board(PCB), the PCB, will be the culprit.

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Refrigerator compresser get hot and is silent and both fridge and freezer do not work

Hi, compressor will switch off when it get to hot, by over load relay, by why, if your days are hot, or room temp. high, it would do that, unplug let it cool down, then replug it, see if it would start, if it does same thing, after cooling down,locate and check ,or replace capacitor for compressor, usually located near compressor, or your compressor has faulty internal windings, you should replace compressor, or you got low voltage, very commom in summer, use digital volt meter and check ref. receptacle, for precise voltage, a drop in line voltage, could damage or prevent compressor from starting, unplug ref. for 30-40mins, let compresor cool down, and make sure there's good ventilation around ref. then retry, compressor should start, if it didn't, then you shoud replace capacitor or motor overlay relay, located on compressor terminal box, remove cover, and you will see it, i know you're smart, just replace it, remove one wire from compressor terminal and next wire from wire harness, and relace, you can also check compressor winding by using ohm meter, remove wire from compressor terminal put one lead on copper tubing, and one by one, on compressor terminal, if you get a beep (continuity) compressor has a short circuit, you will have to replace, but first let it cool down,could be just another hot, low voltage day, let him cooldown first,and retry him, before you attempt any repairs. good luck.

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Where is the compressor located on a 2003 hummer h2


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Start relay

the start relay is located on the compressor, and is covered with a plastic covering with a with the wires coming out of it. the relay is sitting in pins coming out of the compressor

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Compressor location? On a 2003 range rover

The compressor is located in a sealed housing which is mounted in the spare wheel well.The housing is secured by four bolts into threaded inserts.

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