Question about Frigidaire FRS26RLECS Side by Side Refrigerator
The fridge coils are not frosted over inside the freezer compartment niether compartment is cool. the compressor seems to want to start but runs for maybe 5 secs. when i first noticed the compressor was warm to the touch. i have since unplug the fridge. i lost all the food, when we got home everything had defrosted an all the ice melted all over the floor!!!! Please help. Could this be the compressor relay??
Is the brand name of the compressor Tecumseh?? How old is this fridge??
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
If the compressor starts and runs for a few seconds it could be the relay. Or it could be the compressor itself has failed. When a compressor starts and runs for a short period it is possible that the relay contacts are arced together which would have both the start and run winding in the motor engaged at the same time for more than 3 seconds. This would result in the compressor tripping out on the thermal overload. It depends on what type of relay your compressor has. If it is a thermal relay, unplugging the refrigerator for about 15 minutes would allow the relay to cool off and reset.
Posted on May 10, 2008
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Oncce the fridge was shut off and left for a while the cooling had come back . If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
If after about 6 hours you observe cooling it is possible that the defrost timer is faulty.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if Ice forms then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
replace the defrost timer, heater or thermostat one you have confirmed to eliminate one by one.
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