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SAMSUNG REGRIGERATOR..RL38EBMS not sound of the compressor...changed relay and the klixon...silent ...please assist...

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE Refrigerator Compressor Inop.

what the good doctor is saying is check for voltage where the wires come into the ptc reley thats a great idea

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SOURCE: 18 cubic foot roper is clicking, but not freezing.

yes the "relay" on your unit has burnt out. if you shake it and pepper looking pieces come out of it that will verify that you need to replace the relay.
nice work finding the exact problem by yourself and now all you have to do is buy a relay and plug it in to get things back to normal.
also be sure to clean the coils under the unit as when the compressor gets too hot it will cause the relay to fail. it is very common and you can fix this yourself.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: compressor starts then the ptc relay or the 2tk

You can try a new relay but it could be the compressor locked up. Try the relay first if you have not let do this for a long time.

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SOURCE: I have a Maytag MZD2766GES refrigerator and it


Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.

If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


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Sounds like your start relay/capacitor is fubar. The clicking is caused by the Klixon shutting down power to the compressor when it does not start properly. When it cools it resupplies power only to overheat and click when it shuts down again.

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Hi and welcome to Fixya. I am Kelly

First of all unplug the unit for at least 30 minutes and let the compressor cool off. That clicking your hearing is the "KliXon" thermal overload trying to protect the compressor because it is not starting.

Failure of a compressor to start can be caused by several things.

1. A bad PTC Relay / KliXon mounted on the compressor
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3 The bad news... a LOCKED rotor in the compressor.

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Again thanks for using Fixya and if you need further assistance just reply here. We get notified of all responses. Kelly

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The clicking sound your hearing is most likely the compressor trying to start but fails to do so. This is a protection feature that is the Klixon thermal protector heating up because the compressor is not starting properly and then the audible CLICK is the Klixon opening the start circuit. Things that cause this are a bad run capacitor, a bad compressor relay or possibly a locked compressor which is by far the worst thing that could be wrong.
If the unit is 8 years old or younger I would at least allow a service tech to replace the start relay Klixon and run capacitor. If ater that process is completed and it still does not start then the compressor is locked and has failed internally the compressor rmust be eplaced. There is a Locked rotor test that the tech can do with an Amp meter. On the side of the compressor there is a LRA (Locked rotor Assy) value in amps. If after connecting the amp meter and attempting a start cycle that LRA value is reached then the compressor is locked. Oce again i.e replacement required. If the unit is over 8 years old I would seriously consider purchasing a new unit depending on the overall condition of your unit. If it is good shape then go ahead and have the compressor replaced. Mind you this is one the most costly repairs you can have done.

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yes the "relay" on your unit has burnt out. if you shake it and pepper looking pieces come out of it that will verify that you need to replace the relay.
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also be sure to clean the coils under the unit as when the compressor gets too hot it will cause the relay to fail. it is very common and you can fix this yourself.

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