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Frig and feezer stopped working

My frig stopped cooling. When I unplug the unit, wait 1/2 hour then plug it back in, I hear a click (relay engaging) the fan starts the compressors sound like it is starting then anther click ( again a relay) and everything stops. This sounds like a thermostat problems.

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Re: Frig and feezer stopped working

It sounds like the overload and relay on the compressor.If the problem isn't that then you need a compressor.


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Why is refrigerator not cooling

May be out of gas, or low on gas. Can you hear the unit running when you power it up?
May want to check on the overload unit to see if it is ok

Sep 06, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Compressor is hot, but will not start. Just keep hearing a relay / contact clicking ebery few minutes.

Could be bad start/over load relay, or bad compressor. Try unplugging your frig for say 30 to 40 min then, with your hand on top of a cool compressor, plug the frig back in and see if compressor smoothly vibrates for at least 5 min without becoming very hot or shutting off even though fan continues to run. When the start/over load relay fails, it can apply power to both the compressors start coil AND it's run coil at the same time for to long and it very quickly causes and over load situation. I bet your "Starting Components" (start/over load relay) are bad. Any decent appliance parts store will have what you need. Just take in the make, model, and serial number of tour frig.

Oct 11, 2013 | Magic Chef MCBR360S Stainless Steel...

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I have a hot point refrigerator model CTX14AYBNRAA. Yesterday the freezer lost cold, all food thawed. Today the frig is 70 degrees. I replaced the defrost timer. It did not help. What else can I do?

is the compressor running if so try this.
1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses.
2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds.
3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator.
4. Wait one hour.
5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man.
6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man.
let me know.

Feb 22, 2011 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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Neither freezer or frig is working each has its own compressor.

No Colin,

It has two evaporators with one compressor. Your thinking, or was told by the Sales Staff "Its like a Sub Zero" Right?

Sorry for the confussion Brother! I get that alot.

Your problem and symtoms sound like a auto defrost malfunction if you can hear the compressor running.

OR if Compressor is not running and you hear a periodic "Hum followed by a CLICK" at the compressor. Replace the PTC Start Relay on the side of the compressor.

You tempertures have increased to the point that the electronic display is giving you the "ME DEAD" ME CLOSE MY EYES NOW!

If you unplug the frig or shut down power to the frig. The PCB will return with "Set Temp" then show current temp!
Compressor should start in 5 min. If so wait to see if the reading start to come down to normal. FZ=0 RF=37
Problem maybe Main PCB

If after several hours and NO reduction in readings, UNPLUG the Frig
to totally defrost itself for several days ( what's a couple more days)
YES A COUPLE OF DAYS, THE EVAPORATORS ARE INCASED IN STYROFOAM a well know insulator> Watch for icewater draining into the "Non-Removable" Drip pan under the compressor in the back. Remove the rear cover to expose and suction water out with a baster or wet vac on occasion. If you get a full pan of water> YEP Defrost Malfunction.

You can plug the frig back in after water stops dripping. Watch your display it will almost immediately start dropping in readings.

The Frig will work again for how long it takes to ice over again. I say 1 -2 weeks depending on humidity and how it takes you to make up your mind on what you want to eat?

Since the resolution and repair is so difficult I RECOMMED CALLING:
1-800-SAMSUNG and schedule a visit.
Why you say?

Well if the Compressor went bad and is less than 5 years old,>IT"S UNDER WARRANTY.

IF the Ref Side Evaporator Heater is Shorted It's a Evaporator Replacement (Heater not available seperate) > WARRANTY AGAIN.

So, Looking at the post date, You must of had it repaired by now?

What was it?

Hope this helps!

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Dec 04, 2009 | Samsung RS2578BB Side by Side Refrigerator

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Old 2nd frig stopped working, no cooling, no compressor running, only light in compartment. Any breakers or things to check?

Of course check breakers, then unplug unit from wall for several hours (let unit compressor cool) then plug back in. If after plugging it in you continue to hear a "clicking" sound on rear of unit either start device on compressor is bad or compressor its self is gone.

Oct 16, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Not freezing or cooling and is clicking on and off

Your PTC relay is bad and needs to be replaced. That clicking sound you are hearing is the overload failing to hold and then clicks off.

First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken

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Frig stopped cooling, unplugged & replugging worked - now what?

hi try out the following settings....
Check your temperature setting.
- Check if no ice present in the evaporator, try the defrosting
- Check vents if air is present if no then check your blower if running or icing evaporator.
- Check your vents if not obstructed with stocks, or the unit is not overloaded with stocks.
- Check if compressor is running continues, if not then you need a qualified technician.

i think after checking this it will work out for u.!!!
thank u
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Apr 10, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Fridge freezer not working but lights on

Our new 10 day old top frig/bottom freezer stopped freezing, then the top refrigerator stopped cooling, but the light was working and you could hear some motor running and an occasional "clicking" sound. One internet blogger adsvised unpluging the appliance for 1/2 hour. Another advised 2 hours. Then plug in the appliance and see if it started cooling/freezing again. Our experience = nothing. We called the repair folk and the new frig/freezer had a failed compressor and a broken timer!! We were not thrilled. Suprisingly the store we bought the ap[pliance from gave us a $50 gift card to compensate for the lost food. They didn't have to do that - so ask for it; can't hurt.

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