Question about Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with Factory Installed Ice Maker
My G.E. refrigerator (Model #PSI23MGMABB) will not get cold. The condenser fan runs but the compressor will not.
I found this post by searching on the capacitor number, JSU21X126AQC. My 2001 Kenmore refrigerator (don't have model# here) compressor didn't run, but I heard it hum for a few seconds and then a click. That's the Klixon overload doing its job. I measured resistance of the compressor leads same as original poster. This lead me to determine that the windings were not open or shorted. The wiring to the compressor also fed the condenser fan, and it was running, so power was at least all the way to the compressor.
What I did find was that the 12uF capacitor was only 4uF. My digital volt meter has a capacitor check range. This compressor circuit is a permanent split capacitor type. Without the proper capacitance, the compressor can't start. I replaced it with a 10uF, 220v AC capacitor I had, and now it runs fine. I wonder how many refrigerators are scrapped because of this inexpensive problem?
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Al are you sure you are getting voltage to compressor??? It may have a low voltage fan motor that is not supplied with compressor voltage. Check the relay by checking for continuity from spade to inside of where terminals go into. The cap is fine its only for energy efficiency
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
What the good doctor is saying is check for voltage where the wires come into the ptc reley thats a great idea
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
I have the same problem with my fridge i think my cap is not working ineed to be replace i call GE the send to me a wrong parts my question for you where i canfine that cap modell# is jsu21x126aqc please can some one help me
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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