Question about Refrigerators

3 Answers

Compressor is overheating and no cooling occuring

Posted by on

Ad

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

Ad
  • 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

Ad
  • 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.
Good luck!

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

How do I get the fault codes up on a Panasonic split air conditioning system CUE24FKR


14.2.2 To Make a Diagnosis1 Timer LED starts to blink and the unit automatically stops the operation.
2 Press the CHECK button on the remote control continuously for 5 seconds.
3 "- -" will be displayed on the remote control display.
Note: Display only for "- -" (No signal transmission, no receiving sound and no Power LED blinking)
4 Press the TIMER ? or ? button on the remote control. The code "H00" (no abnormality) will be displayed
and signal will be transmit to the main unit.
5 Each press of the button (? or ?) will increase error code
number and transmit error code signal to the main unit.
6 When the latest abnormality code on the main unit and
code transmitted from the remote control are matched,
Power LED will light up for 30 seconds and a "beep" sound
(continuously for 4 seconds) will be heard. If no codes are
matched, Power LED will light up for 0.5 seconds and no
sound will be heard.
7 The breakdown diagnosis mode will be canceled unless
pressing the CHECK button continuously for 5 seconds or
operating the unit for 30 seconds.
8 The LED will be off if the unit is turned off or the RESET
button on the main unit is pressed.
Diagnosis
display Abnormality / Protection control Abnormality
Judgement Emergency operation Primary location to verify H00 No abnormality detected - Normal operation H11 Indoor / Outdoor abnormal communica
tion > 1 min after starting
operation Indoor fan operation
only • Internal / external cable connections
• Indoor / Outdoor PCB H14 Indoor intake air temperature sensor
abnormality Continue for 5 sec. - • Intake air temperature sensor (detec
tive or disconnected) H15 Outdoor compressor temperature sensor
abnormality Continue for 5 sec. - • Compressor temperature sensor
(detective or disconnected) H16 Outdoor Current Transformer open cir
cuit - - • Outdoor PCB
• IPM (Power transistor) module H19 Indoor fan motor mechanism locked 7 times occurance
continuously - • Indoor PCB
• Fan motor H23 Indoor heat exchanger temperature sen
sor abnormality Continue for 5 sec. O
(Cooling only) • Heat exchanger temperature sensor
(detective or disconnected) H24 Indoor heat exchanger temperature sen
sor 2 abnormality Continue for 5 sec. - • Heat exchanger temperature sensor
(detective or disconnected) H27 Outdoor intake air temperature sensor
abnormality Continue for 5 sec. O • Outdoor temperature sensor (detec
tive or disconnected) H28 Outdoor heat exchanger temperature
sensor abnormality Continue for 5 sec. O • Outdoor heat exchanger temperature
sensor (detective or disconnected) H30 Outdoor discharge air temperature sen
sor abnormality Continue for 5 sec. - • Outdoor temperature sensor (detec
tive or disconnected) H33 Indoor / Outdoor wrong connection - - • Indoor / Outdoor supply voltage H38 Indoor / Outdoor mismatch (brand code) H50 Ventilation motor abnormality 7 times occurance
continuously - • Indoor PCB
• Ventilation motor H51 Nozzle lock abnormality 2 times occurance
continuously - • Nozzle H52 Limit switch abnormality - - • Indoor PCB H97 Outdoor fan motor mechanism locked 2 times occurance
within 30 minutes - • Indoor PCB
• Fan motor H98 Indoor high pressure protection - - • Air filter dirty
• Air circulation short circuit H99 Indoor heat exchanger anti-freezing pro
tection - - • Insufficient refrigerant
• Air filter dirty F11 Cooling / Heating cycle changeover
abnormality 4 times occurance
within 30 minutes - • 4-way valve
• V-coil F90 PFC control 4 times occurance
within 10 minutes - • Voltage at PFC F91 Refrigerantion cycle abnormality 2 times occurance
within 20 minutes - • No refrigerant
(3-way valve is closed) F93 Compressor rotation failure 4 times occurance
within 20 minutes - • Compressor F95 Cool high pressure protection 4 times occurance
within 20 minutes - • Outdoor refrigerant circuit F96 IPM (power transistor) overheating pro
tection 4 times occurance
within 30 minutes - • Excess refrigerant
• Improper heat radiation
• IPM (Power transistor) F97 Outdoor compressor overheating protec
tion 4 times occurance
within 10 minutes - • Insufficient refrigerant
• Compressor F98 Total running current protection 3 times occurance
within 20 minutes - • Excess refrigerant
• Improper heat radiation F99 Outdoor Direct Current (DC) peak detec
tion 7 times occurance
continuously - • Outdoor PCB
• IPM (Power transistor)
• Compressor

Note:
"O" - Frequency measured and fan speed fixed.
The memory data of error code is erased when the power supply is cut off, or press the Auto Switch until "beep" sound heard following by pressing the "CHECK" button at remote controller.
Although operation forced to stop when abnormality detected, emergency operation is possible for certain errors (refer to Error Codes Table) by using remote controller or Auto Switch at indoor unit. However, the remote controller signal receiving sound is changed from one "beep" to four "beep" sounds.

Oct 13, 2017 | Panasonic Heating & Cooling

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:

238 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4655 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...