Question about Refrigerators

3 Answers

Compressor is overheating and no cooling occuring

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Cooling fan not working to cool coils

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 225 Answers

As an alternative to Solution #1, it could be that the compressor is working but there is insufficient refrigerant gas in the system due to a leak. If the compressor is hot and quiet then it is most likely siezed up as suggested in #1, but if it is purring or vibrating gently and running continuously then there could be a refrigerant leak.

I have in the past got my fridge running again by turning off the power until the compressor had cooled down and then switching it on and off a few times until I heard it purring.

Just once, as a last resort before taking it to the recycling centre, I gave the compressor a horizontal tap with my right hand and that restarted it for a while.

Does any of this help? If not, please ask again with any other details you can think of. Thanks.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 481 Answers

Thats the sign of a bad compressor.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Daewoo freezer is not working since yesterday, we tried to change the fuse but it just works for 15 seconds then,it stops we don't know why can you help please?


I would think that the compressor is either overheating, or faulty and cutting out on a Thermal overload cut out device fitted to the compressor.
If it is overheating, then it could be due to several problems:
1] Ventilation to the compressor is poor, or blocked.
2] compressor Cooling fan failed ( not fitted on all models)
3] Condensor blocked ( Not fitted on all models) This looks like a small car radiator in the compessor compartment (if fitted?).
Turn the fridge off, and leave it for up to 2 hours to cool, once cool, ensure that the ventilation is good around the compressor compartment, and try it again. If it starts and runs as normal it may have just overheated. If there is a fan fitted in the compressor compartment, then observe if it is working or not when you turn it back on.
If the compressor cuts out again, as you have described, trhen it is more than likely that the compressor has failed and needs replacing.
This is not a job that a novice can do, and will be expensive to have replaced by a Refrigeration engineer.
I hope this helps?

Feb 22, 2016 | Daewoo Refrigerators

1 Answer

Dawlance split ac


My guess is compressor motor overtemp cutout. So why is the motor overheating? Possibles: Needs bearing oil, bad bearings, compressor too much pressure, overfull with freon, mechanical friction, cooling fan not turning.

Suggest set thermostat to demand less cooling, see if compressor stays on longer.

--Gil

May 25, 2014 | Haier 18000 Btu Air Conditioner Heat Pump...

1 Answer

My Sanyo ac outdoor is overheating and then goes off what could be the problem


If the unit is overheating, I'm assuming the compressor is getting hot. It could be drawing high amps, do to a bad capacitor, bad motor, a dirty condenser coil. It also could be low on refrigerant and not getting the proper cooling back to cool the compressor.

Mar 24, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Can a P0480 OBD code prevent the A/C from working


It could keep the compressor from engaging.
There is a service bulletin for 2004 and 2005 models - you may want to check and see if there is one that covers your model also.

Jul 07, 2013 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Compressor seems to be overheating although top is cool. Continues to run but doesn't collect water. Fan is working. Can't locate model number.


If the compressor motor is overheating, it's usually a result of low refrigerant gas in the cooling coils. Recharging is an option, if you can find a shop that will do it.

May 22, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

1 Answer

The freezer and the refrigerator (Side by side) are not cooling properly. This occurred after the freezer was completely frosted over. I cleaned it out and it is starting to frost over again and not...


Check the freezer fan to ensure it is operating. If it is and there is at least air movement, maybe cool, but not cold, first thing to check is the condenser coil located either at the rear bottom or front bottom. Make sure it is clean. Dust/dirt can clog the condenser preventing the unit from rejecting the heat. Same as with your central a/c. If the condenser gets dirty/plugged, your a/c will stop cooling. Other possiblity is the compressor is not operating. You should be able to hear it operating, will sound like a low hum with slight vibration. In the event the compressor is not operating, unplug the refrigerator, gently place your hand on the compressor, (it will be found in the rear bottom) to determine if it is warm, hot, etc. If it is hot, leave the refrigerator unplugged for 10-12 hours to cool. There is a thermal overload within the compressor to shut it down in the event of overheating. While the refrigerator is unplugged to cool, make sure the condenser is clean.
Let me know if you need further assistance
Thanks
Kevin.

Jun 24, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Overheating


did you ever ad the rad flush and have outside wash
mith look clean but you myth have some debris
stuck in the fins that restric they air flow

Apr 22, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Maytag refrigerator clicking


it sounds like a bad: 
  • ·       start switch (on the side of the compressor) or
  • ·        compressor itself

the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.
so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

Jul 06, 2008 | Maytag 23 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Amana Refrigerator


it sounds like a bad:
  • start switch (on the side of the compressor) or
  • compressor itself
the start switch clicks  off usually when the compressor is pulling too many amps or the compressor is overheating. if the compressor is not even running then its probably not overheating.
  • so either the compressor is pulling too many amps (bad compressor) or the start switch is bad and cannot handle the amps required to start the compressor.

Jul 01, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Amana side by side compressor not running


Cleaning the fins is always good. Is the fan by the compressor running? It needs to help cool the compressor. The description you mention sounds like the compressor is overheated and tripping the thermal overload on the compressor. See if you can turn if off for a day to let it all return to room temp then see if the compressor kicks on. If it was overheated it should run again for a while before overheating again. Let us know how that works and we can go from there.

Nov 29, 2006 | Amana ASD2326HE Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

237 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71338 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...