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If the compressor is running almost all the time (and the compressor sounds ok - no pinging/clunking), then your side-by-side has developed a coolant leak.
When a system is low on coolant, the thermostat detects the warm condition of the refrigerator, and runs the compresor motor in an attempt to cool off the refrigerator compartment, but if there's little or no refrigerant in the system, the system's attempt to cool off the refregerator/freezer will fail, with the symptom that the user wil hear the compressor motor running constantly.
if the freezers staying cold but not the refrige section,then its the damper vent door between the freezer and refrige section thats either frozen shut or the damper door motor is bad or without power,if nothings cold as in freezer and refrigerator sections,then its the ptc overload & relay on the compressor thats bad,unplug the ptc overload & relay off the side of the compressor and obtain an exact replacement and plug in the new replacement and it will again cool
This is often found in small compressors when they heat up too much or too often. check to be sure the condenser coil is clear and has good airflow. If so and it still trips on overload then the compressor is bad. Hope this helps. Good luck.
I was having the same problem .What I found was the coils were dirty and needed to be clean also the overload relay switch and the capacitor were bad.The overload relay and capacitor are next to the compressor. Replace them and you should be cool again.
Possibly a bad relay/overload or shorted run capacitor.If it was built between 2002 and 2005 it may be a bad compressor in which case you would want to check the warranty for possible coverage.
the relay/overload and run capacitor plug right into the compressor on the left hand side. IF it isn't under warranty and the Oem part won't get it going pick up a 3in1 hard start for it they are easy to install and will get it working for you.
hi..you either have a bad overload/relay on the compressor
or the compressor itself is bad,try replacing the overload/relay
first and if that does not repair the problem then replace the
check it out..
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more than likely the compressor is not starting, it has a starting device on the left side of the compressor which has a relay/overload called a relay, remove the relay and shake it , if it rattles it has gone bad. the relay/overload combination has gone bad and can be replaced with pro41 relay. if the compressor has a run capacitor just eliminate the capacitor when replacing with new relay. connection of the two wires makes no difference.
The most common problems for refers not cooling is a condenser fan motor (the one that cools the compressor) is out. This can be caused by either a mouse has tried to jump trough the fan and it came on or a loss of grease or oil. There is no way to oil them so they have to be replaced. That is the problem especially if you unplugged the refer and it worked for a while then quit. If the fan doesn't cool the compressor it will overheat and shut down coming on intermittently then shutting off again. As for the refer that still doesn't cool when everything else does you may have an burnt overload also. Check the compressor area for burnt or stalled components ex. fan motor, relay, overload. If your compressor is out plan on spending from $300.00 to $500.00. But check the suggested components first. And beware there are appliance shops out there that will find one of these problems and give you an estimate for a compressor. Find someone reputable.