Refrigerator not running, was a few days ago, copressor very hot
the compressor wasnt getting cold enough to freeze a cup of water 2 days ago. today, there was no coldness at all, and when i pulled it out from the wall, the compressor was very hot to the touch. should i scrap it and get a new one altogether, or could it be repaired?
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" low charge " is a non-good tech answer . No such thing . Replace the overload/relay on the compressor . It Just plugs onto the side of the compressor . Take your model number with you to get the correct part .
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Could be the t stat not shutting the unit off..so it runs all the time untill it freezes the evaporator in the the freezer then it runs and runs and gets hot...or if it has had a compressor replace before..the freon level what not put back in thr right way..meaning its overcharged, or undercharged..this will also do this...The coils are dirty under the unit...
If it has fan to deliver cold air, and it is not working, cold air is stuck on the begining. So your fan could be dead. And I suppose, that compressor is running all the time. Even compressor could stert freezing if fan does not deliver cold air in fridge. The other option is, that there is not enough gas in the compressor. In this case compressor vould not be freezing, but line, going out of compressor has to be hot, if it is not, there is no gas.
Get a thermometer, and place it inside the freezer. The temperature should get at least 17 degrees. If it is like 28 degrees or highe it will freeze water but not other things like some popsicles which freeze at lower temperature.
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The compressor has oil in it. If the unit is layed on its side, compressor oil can leak out into the refrigeration tubing. This can cause a refrigeration circuit clog. Leaving the unit disconnected, upright, for a few days, sometimes fixes this oil clog.
If it sprung a refrigeration leak, it's another story, it needs a service tec looking for a leak. Then repairs, just chuck it or invest in this nice unit on repairs.
If compressor and fan blowers all run and work, the electric portion is good, compressor line gets hot, the other one cold.
there is another fan at the bottom, rear, of the refigerator. remove the bootom panel and look at the cooling fins to make sure they are not bent into the fan blades. Caefully bend the fins away from the fan. this should improve the cooling of the refrigerator and get rid of the hot spot on the rail between the refrigerator and freezer.
the compressor with a picture of an Indian, its a techumseh. Is the compressor running? If not, could be stuck in defrost mode. Since you have looked at the compressor, there is two lines that go to it. If there is an oil cooler, then 4. Follow the line, smaller of the two that goes to the condensor, rad. With the fridge running, use your hand to feel how hot it is, if you find it hot enough that you can't leave you hand on that line, then its an inneficient compressor.
Yes it is very possible that exactly what you are describing can be happening. Also try a thermometer frozen in a cup of water to get more accurate temps. Also 33 in the fridge is very normal for the cold control set on max and the heater installed. Let me know the temps in the frz with the thermometer sensing product temp not air temp which fluctuates often.
CHECK TO SEE IF THE CONDENSOR FAN IS WORKING IT COOLS THE COMPRESSOR IF IT IS THEN UNPLUG IT AND LAT COOL DOWN FOR A DAY THEN TRY TO SEE IF IT WORKS BETTER IT MAY NEED A RELAY OVERLOAD TOO BUY A 3 N 1 START KIT IT TELLS YOU HOW TO WIRE IT ON THE PACKAGE