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Compressor problems how long does the Compressor on the frigidaire r5303b stay off for...i had the thermostat set to 5 and when the Compressor switched off it never came back on again after an hour the fridge wasnt cold so i had to switch it to 7 so it would start again

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    It was a defrost problem and when I switched it off and tried to put it back on it does not work there is no light

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It varies with door oppenings stuff like that sounds like you may have a faulty cold control the cold control has two settings a cut on setting and a cut out setting you cut in setting may be bad id replace the cold control

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The fridge isn't working, but the freezer is freezing on highest settings. What is the issue?


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Small refrigeration units like this one like to fail to cool by developing a small leak and slowly
leaking refrigerant.
THERMOSTAT FAILURE CHECK:
A technician will check the thermostat using using a DMM (digital multimeter). But you can suspect the thermostat if you set the thermostat high and the compressor motor does not run,
then set thermostat low, and the compressor motor also doesn't run - in other words, the thermostat is failing to start the refrigerator's refrigeration system no matter what its setting - an obvious failure of the thermostat.
COMPRESSOR FAILURE CHECK:
If the compressor is dying, you would hear the compressor running almost constantly, but not
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REFRIGERANT LEAK CHECK:
If you unit is low on refrigerant (due to a leak), the compressor motor will be running
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My frigidaire is not getting cold. Is there a way to troubleshoot to detemine if it's the compressor gone bad?


Good day,
Here is a basic checklist any qualified tech would use to isolate why a refrigerator won't cool.
Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool.....
1. Defective thermostat
2. Defective freezer fan motor
3. Defective defrost timer or electronic defrost control.
4. Defective defrost thermostat
5. Defective defrost main heater.
6. Defective condenser fan motor
6. Defective compressor overload protector
7. Defective compressor start relay
8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only)
9. Defective compressor
10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system
11. Loss of refrigerant (leak)
12. Excessively dirty condenser
13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, ect.
14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)

As you can see, there are multiple reasons a refrigerator won't cool, or cool properly.
To zero in on the compressor might take you away from the true non-cooling reason.

However. The compressor might have a defective relay or thermal overload that would prevent it from starting or running. Theses items can be removed from the compressor and taken to any appliance parts houses. Most all would be glad to test them for you.
As well, the compressor could have a bad valve internally that would prevent the compressor from pumping refrigerant, or there could be a restriction in the refrigeration lines preventing the refrigerant from circulating properly, or the windings in the compressor could be burned out or shorted, or lastly, the system could have developed a leak. All of the above compressor related issues, except for the first one could only be checked by a qualified tech.
I would treat the problem as a whole with the compressor being one of the potential issues.

Not to throw a monkey wrench into this but a refrigerator is like a car.
9 out of 10 times the problem and solution are obvious. It's that last 10% that take all the training and experience.

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Hi!!

How about thermostat settings? Set it half way for freezer and one setting below for fridge, control.

Also check:

a) evaporator fan, (the one in the freezer) it should come strong on if you let freezer door open for a couple of minutes.

b) cooling fan underneat fridge and make sure air can circulate.
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c) when compressor kiks in, should stay on for a while, if not, check thermal protection bimetal switch, (little round plastic device w/ a wire coming out of it, inserted in compressor common prong) you should be able to hear a click when it cuts juice to compressor. Check compressor temp. at cut off.

Let's work on this for right now, let me know if helpful, if not, will try something else..

Good luck

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Good day.
Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool.....
1. Defective thermostat
2. Defective freezer fan motor
3. Defective defrost timer
4. Defective defrost thermostat
5. Defective defrost main heater.
6. Defective condenser fan motor
6. Defective compressor overload protector
7. Defective compressor start relay
8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only)
9. Defective compressor
10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system
11. Loss of refrigerant (leak)
12. Excessively dirty condensor
13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, ect.
14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)

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