Question about Refrigerators
We are doing a kitchen remodel and had to move the refrigerator. About 2 days after moving it, we discovered that the freezer had completely defrosted (lost all the food) and the refrigerator is barely cool. We moved it back onto a hard, level surface and turned up the thermostats but it didn't make any difference. Is there a circuit breaker in the unit that would have been tripped off when we moved it? We tilted it very slightly. We discovered our refrigerator had tripped the breaker, and upon resetting it, it tripped again right away a couple more times before it worked. A terrible smell then became apparent and we unplugged it. I then did a thorough clean, vacuuming the condenser which did have lint on it, and left it sit for a day. Then we plugged it back in and it runs, but does not get cold. Is the compressor shot? Thanks! It is an Amana DRS2662AW Side By Side Refrigerator, which is not on the list from which to choose.
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
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