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Condenser clicks on and starts to run but clicks off after 3 or 4 seconds. And this keeps happening every couple of minutes?

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You need to replace the overload/relay , which is plugged onto the compressor , with 2 or 3 wires going to it . This part is easily replaceable . Also , make sure the coils are clean under the refrig , of dust , lint , pet hair , etc .

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Please have someone check the start relay, run capacitor and overload on and next to compressor. These are symptoms of defective compressor start components, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Refrigerator wont run. Clicking noise coming from main board preceded by a short humming noise every several seconds. Unplug for 30 minutes then plug back in and compressor starts up after several clicks...


Hello,
That condenser fan motor needs to be replaced. You and doing the right thing as far as using a seperate fan to keep compressor cool,buy replacing the fan the compressor will run cooler and click off by being too hot as you have heard/seen.

Find your model number and call your local appliance parts store and see if they have a CONDERSER FAN MOTOR in stock

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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If I understand you correctly the compressor is short cycling. The more it does this the worse it gets by causing the compressor to overheat. Sometimes the problem is because the condenser fan or evaporator fan being defective. Pull away from wall and remove cover over compressor unplug and feel top of compressor and if too hot to keep hand there keep unplugged but do examine the evaporator and condenser fan to eliminate them as a reason. The most likely reason is start relay and or start/run capacitor and sometimes a worn out compressor.
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Overload relay click here=> 67002527
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Parts in that photo are marked as 10 overload/relay, 11 is the run capacitor and 3 being condenser fan motor. Condenser and evaporator fan motors do not always stop completely when bad so make sure both run while compressor is running. If this has been helpful please rate if you have more questions please let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze
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I have a Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.7629461 Here's the problem: When the unit needs to run to keep the freezer/refrig cold, it does so for about 10-15 seconds. Then it shuts off for about 2-3 minutes. ...


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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just replace the relay and overload/ptc on the compressor,whats happened is the unit is running on both the start windings and run and overheating due to continued high current demand from the start windings,normally it uses these winding just to start the motor from a dead stop,then they open up via the relay and the run windings keep it running at a much lower current

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Condenser not running


Hello,

The condenser you are referring to could be the compressor. If it is clicking, that means it can not start. Let it cool for a while, unplug the unit. You may need to replace the starting components at the side of the compressor. This could be faulty. But if after replacing it, the compressor would still not start, then you have a bad compressor.

Check also the front lower grill, remove it and check the condenser if it is dirty. This is another cause of hard starting compressor.


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with something if not thats the problem if it is
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the dust or blow the dust from underneath
the refrigerator (after turning it off)dont bend
anything,After verifying the condenser fan runs
and cleaning the condenser try it out

If there is no improvement and,
If the system has not been opened before I
would say there is a leak in the system
(low charge) Requires the
attention of a service person

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