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LG refrigerator works for a few seconds then trips off unplug cord and replug into outlet refrigerator will restart and run for a few seconds then trip off. Model lrsc2641st side by side, could it be the run capacitor bad.

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  • wbk2p Oct 10, 2010

    I checked the overload klixon cut out at the compressor it seemed to be fine with a meter also checked compressor winding and got ohm readings around 6.5 ohms, I dont understand how it could overheat OL because i let it set off unplugged for ten minutes and it will only run for about 30 seconds after plugging it in to the wall outlet, also right after pluged in the ice water temp lcd panel will slightly flicker when the compressor cut on then it will trip off. Model #LRSC2641ST



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The problem is with compressor. The overload protector cut it off to protect it from burn up.
The two most possible faults are.
First the lost of refrigerant gas can make compressor overheat so the overload will cut it off. You need to check freon gas and charge if needed.
Second the compresor winding have been burned and thats cause the overload cutout. You will need a new compressor. You can test withun ohm meter the compressor windings.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

  • espressonist
    espressonist Oct 10, 2010

    From the data you have in your reply the other only thing that can cut the compressor in so short time without any reason is relay on the control board. However as you may already know you cannot fix the control panel therefore you will need a new control board

    From the data you have in your reply the other only thing that can cut the compressor in so short time without any reason is relay on the control board. However as you may already know you cannot fix the control panel therefore you will need a new control board


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