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The compressor overload keeps poping when i plug the unit in.

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I would suggest you plug it into a power bar with surge protector to see if that solves the problem.

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There is nothing you can do to fix it... the compressor is trying to start and cannot so it trips the plug. The plug trips to protect the house circuit from being overloaded and causing a fire.
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My fridge is clicking at the control panel, and it quit cooling and freezing.


Most likely your PTC start relay on the compressor has failed
It is item 733 of this diagram: PN: WR07X10052
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Hotpoint-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-HSS25GFPAWW/1811/0165000/H3090204/00008?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=HSS25GFPAWW

When a PTC relay fails I most always change the overload and the capacitor also. The reason for the overload change is that as of this moment it is still cycling and they do age and stop performing properly. The capacitor.. just so you have a known good one.

The capacitor is item 729 above link.
The thermal overload is item 735 above link.

You may get by without changing item 735 (the overload..) but if it does not cycle in 40 - 45 seconds after a brief power loss it should be changed. You can test it by unplugging the unit for 45 seconds and then plugging it back in. The system has not stabilized so the compressor will NOT start, yet the thermal overload will cycle every 4 minutes or so depending on temps. Once the thermal overload is cycling you must unplug the unit for 15 minutes to allow for coolant system pressures to stabilize and compressor temp to drop.

Before you order parts... try un-plugging the unit for 30 minutes and then plug it back in. It may start.

If not.. we do a continuity check of the 3 compressor terminals individually to the case of the compressor. (NO SHORTS or grounds are allowed!) If there are shorts.. the compressor is bad. The next step (no shorts) for sure is the PTC relay and capacitor change. If it still cycles at this point you must change the thermal overload. If at this point it still does not operate normally most likely the compressor rotor is locked. (compressor change)

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MY FRIDGE STOP WORKING AND THE COMPERSSOR IS VERY HOT. What can be wrong with it it is only 2 years old


Usually when a compresso that is not that old gets hot the problem is with one of 3 components

1. The PTC Relay PN P6R8MC
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-P6R8MC-%3d%3di1206838&PartID=1206838

2. Thermal overload PN 265RFBYY
one of many sources: http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-265RFBYY-%3d%3di1206539&PartID=1206539
3. Loose wiring or terminals
4. Worst case the compressor itself (5 Year carry in warranty!)

Items 1 and 2 above should be changed at the same time. Usually when one fails it causes the 2nd one to fail.

Before you go ordering parts.. just unplug the unit for about 45 minutes. Sometimes if there is a brief power outtage (less than 3 mins) the unit stops and the coolant has not equalized. The compressor keeps trying to start keeping the pressure up but yet the compressor does not start normally. The compressor gets hot and the thermal overload causes the unit to cycle on about every 5 minutes. Over an extended time of cycling the thermal overload will fail. After 45 minutes plug the unit in and see if it starts

If you change the PTC Relay you must change the KliXon thermal overload at the same time. Most LOCAL Appliance part supply stores will have both of these parts in stock. Use the part numbers above and walk in with the parts in hand.

IF you decide to change them your self FIRST make yourself a simple wiring diagram
I.e Orange to terminal ___
Blue to terminal ____

Then remove the parts by opening the plastic cover on the side of the compressor and then pull off the PTC and Thermal overload HORIZONTALLY. Obtain the replacement parts and reintall after inspecting the compressor terminals. Clean as necessary by scraping with a knife blade.

If after changing these two parts the compressor still does not start you may very well have a warranty carry in service compressor change. I seriously doubt that the compressor has failed but it does rarely happen.

This is the Magic Chef support website for parts (linked page) and warranty (top of linked page)
http://www.mcappliance.com/partorder.aspx

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Compressor is bad the clicking noise is the Start Relay/Overload is kicking on and off. compressor is warm because it's trying to start but can't Frigidaire is known for bad compressors. I don't think the Start Relay/Overload is bad because the compressor gets warm.

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It keeps popping the breaker, and i don't have manual to find out why


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Compressor comes on occasionally wont run long enough to cool down..


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Electrical unit attached to compressor keeps making a spark(clicking sound) Fridge & freezer slowly stopped cooling during the day and is now down to 0 cool.


Overload thermal protector is tripping out. When a mechanical refrigerator is unplugged it should remain unplugged for 5-10 minutes to allow the refrigerant pressure to equalize. If you unplug it and then plug it right back in the overload will open on and off until the pressure in the system balance to the point where the compressor will start.

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