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Refrigerator not running, was a few days ago, copressor very hot

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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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  • badfast23 May 03, 2010

    turns out that the defrost timer was stuck in defrost and as such, the compressor was staying shut off.

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Compressor got hot and motor shut off will it start up when it cools. If not what do I do

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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 .

Posted on May 02, 2010

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    Mike Smith May 06, 2010

    Thanks for the info . I can add it to my notes ... " A compressor is very hot to the touch if stuck in defrost " .

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If compressor is hot it means (a) low charge (b) locked rotor and in any case it can be fixed

Posted on May 02, 2010

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