Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
My compressor read good, i can't find power to it. the condensor fan is running, but don't have power to compessor wires.???
Posted on Feb 14, 2015
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I suspect by your description the fridge either has a faulty overload protector again or the compressor itself is seized. If you feel like you can trouble shoot further I`ll try to assist you or you may decide to call a professional appliance technician.
If you have a multi-meter capable of voltage readings you can check see if the control is sending power to the compressor and subsequently to the condensor fan then on the continuity/ohm setting the compressor to see if the windings are ok.
**First, Unplug the fridge**
This part should be pretty easy since you've done this part before...Remove the panel at the back down at the bottom. This should gain you access to the compressor.
On the side of the compressor with the start relay/overload assembly such as this image...
Pull off the relay & overload and you'll see 3 pins in the form of a triangle...
With a meter measure between any 2 pins at one time, going between each pin with one remaining on a "common" pin.
You'll want 3 measurement's, similar to this example- 6ohms, 3ohms, and 9ohms.
On some meters you may simply get a reading of "0" ohms, as long as the needle moves off of "infinity" which would indicate an "open" winding=not good !
If following that, the readings are good, purchase a hard start kit. Part # HS410 also known as a 3in1 startI have a 1998 profile G.E. refrig that started - 775ec2d.jpg />
The above package contains info and hardware on how to connect it.
**NOTE : the HS410 ( 3 in 1 ) should be considered just a temporary "fix" as opposed to an actual "repair" you should not rely on this for long term reliability or safety, but rather consider the compressor is on it way out unfortunately...but the hard start may by you some time.
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Thank you and good luck.
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