Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator
My frigidaire side by side model no FRS26LF7DS7 has suddenly stopped cooling. The fan still runs and I hear a click and the condensor comes on and stays on for a minute then a loud click and it shuts off again. I had never heard the click before when the refrigerator came on. Up until this morning it was cooling fine. I can tell the click is in the switch connected to the condensor motor.
The compressor sounds like the start device went bad. When that happens there is the "click" during trying to start, but since it can't the compressor overheats in time and then the thermal overload opens to protect it from overheating. Take the back lower panel off the refer and see if the compressor is really hot to the touch. If you have a little white colored box on the left side of the compressor pull it off and shake it... if it rattles and debris falls out you know it's bad. There is a kit that replaces it and it's real easy to install yourself. If you have a compressor that has a little blue indian head symbol on it however... your compressor is toast. Once they overheat they're done. If you have any other brand name you should be OK with a simple start device change out.
Posted on Jan 06, 2007
We hear a buzzing sound (about every 30 seconds) like the icemaker when it calls for water. My ice cubes have been coming out very hollow on the inside suggesting it is not getting enough water. I turned the ice maker off and it still buzzes every 30 seconds. Last night (Saturday) I pulled it out and took the cardboard-like panel off the back to check the water supply. The supply hose from coming from the sink to the refridgerator unit has plenty of water pressure to it. So I figured I better have an expert come look at it Monday. I left the cardboard panel off. Today, the freezer is not cold and food is thawing out. What can I do?
Posted on May 18, 2008
SOURCE: Frigidaire side by side
My first thought is a compressor not running from your description of the clicking.
Compressor problems can be:
Could be a Relay, stiff compressor/motor assembly, low voltage, run, or start capacitor if so equipped.
You will need a voltage (amp meter would help) meter to check the voltage (amp draw) at start up on the compressor to determine if you are making headway on finding the cause.
You will have to verify the voltage for sure and during start up 1st unplug the refrigerator let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 1st During this time check the voltage at the wall plug. 2nd AT the compressor relay (2 wires to the compressor) when it first try's to start meaning while someone plugs it in. The reading can be up to 10% lower during this time. continue to watch the volts as it runs until it clicks again and cuts off. The voltage then should return to where it was at the plug-in. If not We now have a problem outside the compressor area. If so we are on the right path.
A replacement relay and overload (with the run and or start capacitor if equipped) replaced as a whole at the same time will either confirm its one of these components. With them replaced and correct voltage range during start of the compressor it will either work or your compressor is out.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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