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I have my carrier 38GQ012 where cooling machine starts for few seconds and then stops. It seems that the compressor has some trouble and does not work shutting down the system. Have you some suggestion on how to solve the problem?

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SOURCE: Compressor starts and doesn't stop

Relay for the compressor may be stuck ( Contacts welded) both the fan and the compressor should operate at the same time. Have the relay(s) checked and possibly replaced.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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thermostat connector on grill needs to be replaced

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SOURCE: Whirlpool 20.8 Top won't cool neither refrigerator nor freezer

that's about right, if the compressor is drawing more than 4 amperes, then it is no good.

A reminder also to check the condenser for dirt and debris that could have accumulated at the front, this is a major contributor to compressor failure. check also the fan near the compressor. it should be running at the same time the compressor runs.

that's nice to hear from whirlpool....

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SOURCE: DuoTherm compressor starts but will not continue to run

check condenser fan if running. it will make compressor comes on and off if broken

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SOURCE: Amana Cooling Condensing Unit fan won't kick on

be aware that not repairing this asap that you are causing yourself more problems First I would change out the fan capacitor and see if this could be the problem. Secondly if the capacitor isn,t the problem change out the motor . By continuing to allow the system to cycle like this the compressor will take a dive on you costing more . Good Luck

Dave

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

Testimonial: "Yes, it's dual run capacitor problem. I used a stick to spin the fan blades and it starts to slowly spin and up to normal speed, so motor is good."

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