Question about Refrigerators
Just had the compressor replaced in a ''fix-it'' shop - it worked for a couple weeks with no problems. Now, there is a black oil leaking - not sure where it's originating but it's accumulating on the floor next to the right side of the door. I have a feeling the compressor is going out already (probably scabbed from some other fridge that was old - argh!!!).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most likely you're correct, the defrost cycle produces water that is supposed to be captured in a holding tray, pan, etc. If the pan is cracked it would leak out or if the drip tube (pipe) is not in place it would miss the pan. It may be easier to remove the contents of the small frige and tip it over some to see what you can down there. I assume this small unit doesn't have any water souce to it (no ice maker or water). Check the tubing for damage and see if you can find the holding pan to inspect for crackes, etc.
Posted on Nov 10, 2006
OK, usually if you see an oily substance that you are sure is not from the fridge contents it's oil from the sealed system. When a leak in the sealed system happens the refrigerant gas leaks out and the lubricating oil also leaks out. I'm afraid you may be in this situation. As the refrigerant leaks out the cooling efficientcy drops off quickly and eventually there is no cooling at all. You would have to use a refrigerant leak detector "sniffer" to locate the leak and then have a certified company repair the unit. Sadly, the cost to do a compressor replacement and leak repair is 2/3's or more the cost of a new fridge...
Posted on Jan 15, 2007
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