CLEANED CONDENSER SOMETIMES IT WILL RUN FOR 4HR SOMETIMES NORMAL FOR 30 MIN FREEZER IS 0 AND FRIDGE IS HOLDING 40 DEG. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR .. SEEN SOMETHING ON A BENDING OF CAPALARY TUBE NEAR DRYER ??
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Check if the capillary tubes is really bend and can restrict the flow of refrigerant. Restriction in the system can cause the trip off of the compressor overload. Please call qualified technician to correct the problem.
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
You just have a simple operational and maintenance issue.
Neither your compressor or fans should run continuously.
First, you need to clean your condensing coil. You did not provide a model number so you either have a flat cooling coil in the front bottom, or a canister type in the back right hand side. This coil dissipates the heat. If it is plugged up your compressor and fans will run trying to keep up with the unit temperature settings. This can make a difference as much as 40 degrees. The toe plate, bottom front is either held in place with a screw on each end. If no screws, there is a clip on each end. Just pull and it will pop out.
Second, You only have only one cooling source and that is your freezer. The freezer will try to satisfy itself first before the fresh food section. If you set the temperature controls beyond the unit design settings your compressor and fans will keep running. Set your freezer to -2 or +2 Deg. F., and set your fresh food section to 35-40 Deg. F.
Third, Check your door gaskets. make sure there are no gaps.
Is it a fridge or freezer, and what are the symptoms, in detail? Is all working normally, just not switching off? Check condenser clear and clean, and try turning thermostat down to 1 (if mechanical) or up to 40 (if electronic)
start with the basics. Make sure the condenser coil is clean. If the unit is running, make sure the evap fan motor is running. You may have to hold the door switch with your finger to check that out. Let me know and we can go further.
There may be vents that need to be closed and or opened a little for proper adjustment.
Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack
Hi, As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last 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 start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...
The first place to look is to check the charge. Using guages check the low and high side pressures and their relationship to one another. I'm assuming your unit is a R-404 unit which, if fully charged and the condenser is clean, and the fan is operating, should have about 210 to 250 high side pressure. Other things to check: evaporator coil ice/frost free; defrosting properly to obtain a clean coil; all evaporator fans running. If low side pressure is above 30 PSI you have a weak compressor. Whatever, fix the Traulsen unit, its head and shoulders above anything else on the market today.