I have an Amana 3 door fridge with bottom freezer. The whole thing stopped working and I called a repair man who installed a new relay and thought it would be fine. It wasn't. He told me that it was either...
well not sure bout the compressor but u can check it to confirm if it s out, u will need a multi meter, first shut off power, then pull off the cap over the relay and capacitor. on compressor ( they should just snap out) then remove the wire prong connectors. Take note where each wire goes usually a black a red and a white? what u need to do is place the 2 prongs of ur multi meter 1 on the start winding normally red wire, and the other on the middle prong ( the neutral) what you want to do is measure the ohms rating write it down, for example lets say its 6 ohms, then remove the multimeter prong from the start winding and place it on the run winding where the white wire was connected? take note of the rating in OHMS again. for example say its 10 ohms, now u want to remove the multimer prong from the middle or neutral then place it on the strt winding so both the meter prongs are on the start and thr run windings. Then measure the OHMS rating it should be the same as the combined ratings of ur first 2 test? the 6 ohms and the 10 ohms equaling 16 ohms give or take 5 percent. if the rating is lower or much over say like in this case 20 ohms or 10 omhs then u have a bad compressor. the next step is either buy new compressor or my old trick used by many buy a 3 in 1 or 5 in 1 - hardstart kit. not that expensive not hard to replace. it comes with instructions and cost Around 30 bucks
Mar 09, 2015 |