Question about Refrigerators
The freezer has completely defrosted and the fridge side is now warm. the fans are blowing but it is not very cold. all the ice has melted in the maker. i cleaned underneath the unit and cleaned the coils off and there is a black pod with copper tubing going in and out of it, there is a switch on the side with a red and white wire going from it to a fan. when i plug the fridge in that switch clicks or the pod clicks and then clicks again. i have never heard this before. it seems that the fridge is running and fans work but no cold air. what can i do.
The black pod is the compressor and the switch on the side is the compressor start relay. You either have a failed relay or a locked up compressor.
Most likely it is a burned out relay.
Unplug the fridge and remove the relay from the compressor.
Shake it. If it sounds like a lot of loose pieces are rattling around in it, it is burned out.
Be sure you replace it with the correct replacement part. A "fit-all" relay may work for a while then cause the compressor to fail.
Your model number has 106 in front of it. You will need to know that when looking up or ordering parts.
Post back if you have any questions.
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
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