I Have a 2 yr old ge refrigerator that wasn't cooling properly. I took the back cover off & noticed the compressor was extremely hot & the condenser fan wasn't running. I disconnected the fan motor lead connector & checked for voltage...13.67vdc between white & red & the same reading between white & pink....the motor is rated at 11.5vdc & the tech sheet indicated 12vdc from the motherboard....I ordered this over priced ($200.00)!!! motor twice now....the 1st one I replaced didn't work.....so I returned it as "faulty" only to have the second not function either which leads me to believe??????? Can you help????
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Gee seems to me if your are getting the proper voltage witch you say you are sounds to me like a bad condensor fan motor. is the compressor running, maybe shut off because it was to hot.and you are right the motor voltage is from the board. we have had alot of mother board failures on the ge line. but that would be the problem if you were not getting power to the motor.on some models the power comes from the relay /overload hooked to the compressor. if the compressor doesnt come on and you hear a clicking from it every few minutes then you could have a bad
overload and relay that is mounted to the compressor.if thats all good then id say order another motor.
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depends on what's wrong. if it's not cooling, clean the condenser coils with a vacuum, check the evaporator and condensor fans (easy replacement if necessary. if the compressor is shot or there is a refrigerant leak, say your good-byes.
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...
Check out this tip 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...
If it's been on for a while, the compressor should be warm. If the compressor has a relay box mounted on it's side, remove the cover, and pull off the relay, and overload and take them to an appliance parts house to be tested. If defective replace. If O.K. then .....
The compressor windings are out and the compressor is bad, or the motherboard on the back rear of the machine under a cover has failed.
Either case requires a service tech to properly test.
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Check the fans especially the condenser fan. The
noise if you listen close is probably the klixon cycling because the
compressor is hot. If the condenser is plugged (real dirty), sign of a
clean house, and/or the condenser fan is bad you will not get cooling.
If the condenser fans operating properly and the fans inside the
freezer and refrigerator are operating that would indicate serious
problems assuming the compressor is operating.
try pulling out the fridge. Turn power off
1: Take the lower back cover off.
2: Inside you will see a Compressor, Fan, and a Flat coil that looks like a Radiator on a car.
3: Vacum all these areas really good. Dirt slows fridge cooling performance.
4: Replace Cover just the way you took it off. its important that the cover is on.
Hope it works
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First point: The entire fridge is cooled by the freezer section. A fan blows air across to the food section. 2) Every 8 hours or so, a timer shuts off the compressor cycle, and starts up a heater to defrost the freezer coils. If the heater(s) are burnt out, or if the safety thermostat (to prevent overheating) is open, then you will have no defrost. The coils will frost up and eventually prevent airflow to the food section. Milk goes sour. 3) In rare circumstances, the timer itself can stall. This cause the same symptoms as above, but this is not as common as the other 2 causes of No Defrost. Sequence: Check heater continuity. Check safety thermostat continuity while cold. Check defrost timer operation. Hope this helps. I am a journeyman with 39 years exp. Happy New Year.
May be a problem related to the compressor. Click may be the overload protector on the compressor tripping. If it is a problem with the compressor it should be covered by warranty if it is only three years old.