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Re: fridge will not cool down
Since it has been two weeks that you have posted this, you probably have a cold unit by now, but if it was ever transported horizontally, they are supposed to stand unused for a couple of days before you try to run them.
The coolant system has lubricants in it that may drain from the compressor where they are needed and require a little quiet time to recover.
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if you laid it on it's side you could have damaged the sealed system.the machine has to be standing upright just like when it's in your kitchen or the compressor can get damaged,if you stood it back up and didn't run it for a few days the oil might go back down into the compressor but if it was moved on it's side and started most likely you damaged the compressor,or a wire or something got knocked off while moving it if it was moved correctly.is the compressor running?
Hwne you had moved the fridge it is quite possible that there could have been a damge to the compressor or the piping resulting in the gas leaking off. This must be confirmed , if so refill gas properly with the help of a technician. Next solution also could be if the fridge had been been transported upside down or side ways. If so the oil inthe compressor would have gone into the system and choked it. For a trial put off the fridge for about 24 hours so that all the oil drains back to base. then test it to check if the cooling comes back. Since I presume prior to your moving the fridge was working fine, the areas of fault could be these two factors. I hope you can check this up and decide . If not ask for a quote on the fault and we can review. I Hope I could help. Good day
Good day, After that much time, be sure the fan motor in the freezer compartment is running, as well as the fan motor on the back bottom behind the cover by the compressor. Either could well have frozen up after 4 years of storage. As well a refrigerant leak could have developed because of the time frame. However, if it is less then 5 years old, the sealed system would still be under factory warranty.
You should worry , the 12 amps is a locked rotor on the compressor , it may be the over load relay control on the compressor as well , try replacing the over load start relay first , they are not expensive , if this does not fix it you can try installing a booster like a rco410 but the comp. can not take that abuse for years from the booster. when the comp. is running normal it will draw roughly 1.5 - 3.0 amps.
the fridge has to be set upright for about 24 hours before using again. we set our fridge on its side to move and it did not work after we got to our new place. we ended up getting rid of it. our repairman said if we had let it reset itself, fluids and all, then plugged it in - it would have been fine --after 24 hrs.
My fridge and freezer just stopped cooling all of a sudden. I hear the compressor running and every couple of min there is a clicking noise. Is there a reset switch or something that I can do to start it working again? The lights are working but the freezer and fridge are room temp.
At sixteen years old it is almost through its life span. A change in ambient temperatures will change internal system pressures. Make sure the condenser is cleaned well. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean off the condenser, then blow it out with compressed air. Even though a condenser looks clean on its surface fins there may be dust down in between the fins.
go to the back of the fridge see if it has a white relay on the compressor that's the piece that plugs onto the compressor if it does un plug the unit take it off and shake it if it rattles and little black stuff falls out of it replace it with a three in one relay from an appliance repair parts store just follow the instructions on the part its easy don't worry about water in the ice maker it will fill when it starts cooling if it doesn't have the relay try turning it off for 24 hours to give the oil time to run back down to the compressor and advise me further