If fridge freezer sits down after power outage on a rs21dcns where interior lights are lighting but nothing else is working press power freeze and power cool buttons together for a few seconds should repower unit
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either needs freon [compressor will come on if low freon ] interior fan ,compressor internal valve damage tx valve damage condenser fan -etc can be anything with compressor running feel and look at condenser coils they should be hot and be careful of fan if not hot more than likely need freon
No the evaporator fan not running has nothing to do with the compressor. I would suspect that you are freezing up over the evaporator because the fan is not running and when it ices up the air can not flow through properly therefore causing the refrigerator side to get warmer. Replace the fan and you should be fine. Take the back panel inside the freezer off and see if you are all iced up. If you bare then I would replace the fan . You also said the defrost heater did not come on. That will also cause a freeze up. Possible replacement of the defrost heater may be needed. Good Luck!
sounds like it is tripping on a thermal cut out you need to check ohm values on compressor common pin to left pin value plus common pin to right pin value should equal left pin to right pin value else one of the motors inside compressor is knackered
1. is light on in side when you open the door. If not check breakers or fuses. 2. Can you hear the compressor running. If not do you hear any clicking sounds. 3. If you hear clicking sounds, try putting a fan on compressor and unplug refrigerator. 4. Wait one hour. 5. plug back in. If compressor starts let it run and see if it cools, if it doesnt, call service man. 6. If it goes back to clicking, call a service man. try this.
First Check the voltage to the compressor. Usually just 2 wires. If you
do not have voltage and you are sure it should be running (it is turned
on and plugged in) Check the controller (thermostat or Sensor/board
assembly) because your problem is not with the compressor as of yet.
Assuming you have power to the compressor and the fan motor there is
running up to speed the coils under neath are clean here are the items
to look for to check out your compressor:
Getting to this step: Either your compressor is broken inside or the start
components are not working properly. Ohm the compressor terminals to
ground and across to each other.
If any read anything to ground the compressor is bad.
Your readings between the compressor terminals should all be
different and you should have 1 low 1 medium and 1 high resistance reading.
Add the low and mid reading together and the sum should be
close to the highest reading. If it reads say 20% more or less then retest it a
couple of times to confirm your not slipping on the terminals.
Assuming the above checks out: Get a new Start relay (start capacitor
if so equipped) relay and overload (and capacitor if it has one) In other words
everything that is external and attached to the wires or terminals on the
compressor, and replace them on to the compressor. Then if it starts problem
solved if it still does same thing the compressor is bad (broken mechanically
inside the compressor) and you have to decide to replace compressor or replace
the refrigerating compressor be it AC or Refrigeration.
A few times I have gotten a compressor to start after leaving it off for 6 to
12 hours then retrying it. See the compressor unless left off for 6 to 12 hours
and sometimes as long as 24 hours Is tight due to linear expansion from heat. And
about 1/2 the time it is ok after new start components are installed. The other
1/2 the compressor will be ok for a day or 2 then stop again. Most likely from
a “hard spot” in the movement of the internal parts in the compressor.
30 years of doing refrigeration and this has not changed.
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Make sure that the service valves are open. After you have checked that, hook up your refrigeration gauges and verify that you have not lost all of your refrigerant. Please do this and let me know if you need any further guidance.
Sounds like you checked for the proper items, fans to move cold air, etc. and if stuck in defrost mode. If the compressor is running you would have to be cooling unless... the refrigerant has leaked out. And that is basically a bad thing.
If in defrost cycle the compressor would stop while defrosting soooo it's looking like the refrigerant is gone. Can you take the back interior panel off to see if the coils have a full frost pattern?