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Refrigator not cooling coils clean and compressor working

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Check the following:

  1. Low/No Refrigerant: If the evaporator is warm, the ampere reading is low (compare with motor specifications), pressure reading is low, and evaporator is warm, find any leak and repair, then recharge refrigerant. Use soap bubbles to find leaks.
  2. Loose compression: If pressure reading is low, ampere reading is low and low side and high side have the same pressure, replace compressor and recharge refrigerant.
  3. Oil in accumulator: If none of the above symptoms is present except that the evaporator is warm, Purge the system and remove oil then recharge the system (refrigerant).
  4. Restricted drier or capillary tube:
    If the strainer drier is cold, replace strainer/drier. If no hissing of refrigerant into the evaporator, replace capillary tube. Replace refrigerant.
  5. Thermostat; If the thermostat trips for a short period of time, reset it.

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Check defrost timer control on older located on bottom by the condenser coils look at elect diagram to see if one is hook up

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SOURCE: KENMORE TRIO 2004 59675523400 REEFER/FREEZER NOT COOLING

It is the compressor that has failed. The hum is it trying to start and the following click is the overload protector opening. What is the temperature where the refrigerator is located? Allow the compressor to cool down before trying to restart it. If it still does not restart after it has cooled off it is done.

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SOURCE: Refrig not cooling Freezer has frost build up on coils

Frost on the coils won't allow air to pass to the fresh food section, thus resulting in insufficient cooling. To eliminate this problem, you will have to get a new adaptive defrost timer ( small board ), and a defrost heater assembly.

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We pulled the back panel in the freezer and found the coils frozen. We defrosted the coils and the fridge started working. We will be getting a new timer. Thanks

Posted on May 30, 2009

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