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Compressor getting hot is normal. Fan working is good. Make sure the inside fan works and that the vents are not blocked. Vacuum under the refrigerator so the air can circulate to the condenser coil. Good luck!

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I have a kenmore cold spot refriderator not cooling


Since the compressor is not hot to touch, I would bet that the relay /overload assemby on the compressor terminals are defective.This is a common problem on refrigerators that can be fixed with a few simple tools. I recommend a 3 in 1 start kit that is easy to retrofit. Start by removing cover off compressor. Read intructions on kit to hook up three wires to terminal s,r, and c. Next cut the black wire feeding power to compressor and hook to one line of kit. Cut white common wire and hook to other line of kit. Place the kit off to the side of compressor and reinstall the cover. Plug frig back up and compressor should run if installation is correct. Hope this helps

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if clicking off and on I would say . the relay is working but the compressor is not starting . if comp will not start ( no cold ) the fan by the comp runs when the comp runs / but if comp does not start the fan does not know .. if comp runs the lines one is small and other is larger . the small one gets hot enough not to touch.it . not hot no cool . I think you have a compressor problem .. **** hope this helps . get back with me .. //mm

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My refrigertors stop working


First thing to do,is,see if the compressor is running,it should be humming,and warm to the touch.There should be a fan running under the unit,cooling the condenser.And the fan in the freezer unit should be running.If none of these are running,check to see if there is current in the wall plug,maybe plug it up to a known hot,receptacle.If the fan in the freezer is working,or the condenser fan,check the thermostat to see if it is working.If it is,take a 120 volt,volt meter,and check the voltage going in the compressor,if it is getting voltage,and is real hot to touch,then it is bad,the compressor,or if it s not running,then it is bad.If the compressor is running,and the large line off the compressor is cold,or near it,then it may be just low on freon.So many things to check here.

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ok well... those pipes coming from your compressor one of them should be hot. if not your compressor is not running.

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That is the thermal overload tripping because compressor is hot. Unplug and let cool off.

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you can check its starting components. it could be a bad capacitor or a bad start relay. if the compressor starts from cold, it could start right away but as it heats up, it should be able to start also, since after running for a few hours, the compressor will really get hot, it would stop at defrost cycle and re start again after about 30 mins. since it is still hot, if it has a defective starting components, it can not start and that is the time it would overheat.

in any case that the starting components are all ok, then you have a partially burnt compressor. it would run while cold and can not run when hot because the resistance of the wires changes as it gets hot. with this kind of problem, you need to replace the compressor. as you have said, the fan at the condenser is running. if the fan at the condenser is not running, that is also a cause for the compressor to overheats. i hope i was able to help...

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