These relays are calibrated in a specific direction to open the contacts. When you hang it upside down or sideways you are changing the calibration. This may not allow the relay to function as required and keep the start capacitor and start winding in the motor engaged longer than necessary. Long term this could cause no starts and failed relays and start capacitors and in the worse case a failed motor.
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perhaps it's unhappy? I can't say i blame it, if I had to sit there all day in the freezing cold making ice I would moan too.
here's a list of possible problems
If it makes excessive noise:-
Problem and Likely Causes/ Probable Solutions
Fan blade vibrates Blade is bent Replace fan blade
Fan motor mount is broken Replace motor mount
Compressor vibrates Mounting loose Check mounting
Water pump vibrates Pump bearings worn Replace pump
A "potential" relay is a voltage controlled start component for the compressor. If your sure the potential relay is bad, not the start capacitor or a seized compressor, Order one from G.E. and replace it.
This can be due to poor mounting of teh compressor. If the freezer is old then the mounting bushes can be worn out and must be replaced. Also check on the mounting bolts as if these are loosely fitted the compressor will ******** moe specially when the motor stops due to the force.
According to your wiring diagram this is about the simplest machine in the world to work on. Mounted on your compressor is a relay. The relay allows all the copper windings in the compressor to be energized momentarily to get the motor in the compressor started, then it drops half the cooper out because that's all that is needed once it is up and running. A thermostat allows current in the circuit till the desired temp is reached. I would check that relay first for signs of wear. They go bad with age. If the relay is good bypass the thermostat's to see if she comes to life. If she starts working replace the thermostat.
3 possible reasons ...1 thermostat is bad or is set to high....2 bad compressor start relay or bad compressor...3 freon leaked out...when you plugged it back in did compressor run...if no check thermostat....check relay..its mounted on side of compressor...if yes then low freon...
check the door switches and see if they are engaging when the doors are shut. they are mounted just above each door. If just one is not being pressed in it will keep all of the inside fans off. also there is afan delay mounted by the inside coil that will keep the fans off until the coill cools to a certain set point to prevent recirculating hot air. depending on conditions it may take the fans a good 15 minutes to come on ,or longer in a very hot start up.
heres a part number for the overload relay assy 5304468029.. its mounted on the side of compressor. its a tricky one, usually my experience has been the noise comes from a bad compressor( which you should have 5 year full warr from manufacture). sometimes the overload relay does go bad preventing compressor from starting,the n ew compressor will come with a new overload relay