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My refrigerator is a GE model PDS22SCRBRSS when plugged in it makes a clicking noise and the light blinks in sync with the clicking about 1 time per second. It also doesn't get cold. An FixYa expert said it was probably a locked up compressor, but he gave not advice on how to test that. I would like to troubleshoot this problem so I know exactly what is wrong, but I need advise on how to test it. I also would like advise on how to fix it myself, which was the reason I signed up for this site. The compressor is 3 months past the 5 year warranty based on the mfg date.

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  • eredleaf Sep 04, 2009

    Thanks. I will test the compressor. If it is faulty I will probably post a new question about what to do next.


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Hi and welcome back to FixYa,

On your query " to test it (compressor).." and confirm whether it is at fault, to try are:

  • use a clamp ammeter to determine if the current exceeds the rated starting current; and /or
  • disconnect power leads to the compressor and allow it to cycle through. If the relay clicks on and the light no longer blinks, then you have verified a faulty compressor.
Good luck and thank you for asking again FixYa.

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