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COMPRESSOR ON FRIDGE SIDE IS NOT COMIMG ON IT RUN THEN TRIPS ON OVERLOAD EVERY FEW SECONDS

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Sounds like bad relay on compressor

needs 3 in 1 installed on it
can get at appliance parts place

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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When power goes on and off suddenly, it can cause the compressor to overload and "trip out" This is supposed to protect the compressor from being electrically damaged. In most cases, after 10 or 15 minutes, the compressor will reset. It is usually safer to switch off the fridge or unplug it for 10 to 15 minutes to ensure a full reset. If it doesn't start, the power surge may have damaged the compressor relay. or overload device on the side of the compressor. I would doubt that it damaged the compressor itself. Be aware of the relay and overload device, unfortunately, there are Techs who will quote for a compressor job when all it needs is a relay or overload.

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Test the overload relay with a ohm meter or check the three terminals on the compressor. If glass sounds like its inside the white box the overload is bad, if not, the comp is bad

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Refrigerator and Freezer are not cooling properly. I hear a soft clicking sound every few minutes. It runs for a few seconds and cuts off. Freezer is 50 degrees and so is the refrigerator.


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Welcome to FixYa.

I suspect by your description the fridge either has a faulty overload protector or the compressor itself is seized. Hence when the overload reset's it try's to start, however the overload then trips and the stops while the compressor never starts, thus you hear it "clicking" and not cooling.

If you feel like you can trouble shoot further I`ve provided the following info to assist you or you may decide to call a professional appliance technician as I would suggest.

I don`t know the age of your fridge, but I should mention...

** Most of the manufacturers of fridges have 5 to 10 years sealed system warranty which would include the compressor but not the electrical starting devices i.e., the overload & relay.
Check your owners manual, it is the ultimate authority on warranty no matter what anyone else tells you according to the manufacturer and Sears for whom I am employed.**


If you have a multi- meter you can check the compressor to see if the windings are ok.

**First, Unplug the fridge**

Remove the panel at the back down at the bottom. This should gain you access to the compressor.

On the side of the compressor will be the start relay/overload assembly such as this image...it may be enclosed in a black plastic cover as well.

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Pull off the relay & overload and you'll see 3 pins in the form of a triangle...

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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 starter kit.

i.e.

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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" in should not be relied on for long term reliability or safety, but rather thefactory replacemnet, double check with your model number.

Hope that help`s move you forward if nothing else. If so please take a second and rate the reply and a testimony to your inquiry you received here at FixYa.

Thank you and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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Sounds like you mad have a bad relay or overload on the compressor. I would also check your condenser fan motor to make sure its running and blowing air on the compressor to cool it. If its not running the compressor may be overheating and shutting off on its overload. If the condenser fan motor is running I would assume that you would need a new relay and overload it will come in a kit. Usually it will make a clicking sound when the compressor is TRYING to start and then shuts off on its overload if the start components are bad.
Hope this helps _MJ_

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Your compressor is seized and is cycling on intenal overload, you will have to get someone out to get a price at replacing the compressor for your fridge.

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check the relay, the clicking noise is your overload tripping out on overload, the run winding of the compressor are not coming on line, if your relay is good, the ohm out your compressor.

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It sounds like either the compressor is bad, or the overload and relay assembly mounted to the compressor is bad. The easiest way to determine which is to put an amp meter on the power wire to the compressor assembly. It should only read a few amps while running. If it reads excessive amperage, you have a bad compressor. If you do not have an amp meter, then you could just go get a start relay and overload from a parts store and try changing those parts, as they are much cheaper and eaiser than changing the compressor....just unplug it before messinfg around inside the overload cover on the side of the compressor! Good Luck!

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