Question about Refrigerators
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
th ebi-metal is a thermostat which shuts the defrost heater on/off, but doesnt actually put the unit into defrost. if it were bad the defrost heater would never go on resulting in massive build up of ice on back wall of freezer, and noticable refrigeration sect. cooling.. dont know how you know the compressor never shuts down, but if that the case perhaps you have a sealed system/ freon issue. try removing the back panel of freezer section and check the evaporator coil. you shuld have an even frost pattern over the entire evap coil. if theres just frost over the top 1or 2 coils, and the rest of coil is shiny aluminum , thats an indication of a sealed system issue.( 5 year part warr by manufacture) def not a do it yourself issue...but that would,, depending on extent of restriction/loss of freon,, cause freezer to freeze and defrost eratically,and the compressor would be running constantly trying to achieve a good stable temp
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
Remove the back panel at the bottom. The refrigeration system is a sealed system and the smell would not come from it internally. Check and make sure the fan motor is running. If the fan motor (was) shorted out it would account for the reseting of the breaker. After resetting the breaker a number of times would cause the circuit in the fan motor to open allowing the compressor to run. Is the small line coming out of the compressor hot? If so replacing the defective fan motor may correct your problem.
Posted on May 03, 2008
Do you have an error code? More than likely you have a ER FF or 6,7. The problem is you have a build up of ice that is blocking your fan. The noise was the fan hitting the ice and the ice has no blocked it completely. Defrost your unit and remove the back panel on the freezer wall. Cut off a bit of the insulation as in the picture and you should be ok. The problem will not happen again if you do this.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Your relay that is attached to the compressor is going bad. It is called a PTC relay. The clicking sound is a relay called PTC relay. You need to replace it. First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to get a new one. Let me know if you need any more help. ken
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Your PTC relay is bad and needs to be replaced. It is on the side of the compressor that connects the wires to it. Cost is about 50 maytag price or you could go with a 3 in 1 cost about 15. If you need any help get back with me and can walk you though it. Ken
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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