Question about Fisher and Paykel Refrigerators

1 Answer

Intermittent Cooling Elba RF240BR - My fridge & freezer are intermittently cooling. Tick sound, then 10 sec later a whir then a clunk. Whir lasts for 10 sec, then stops with another tick. Off for 1 min then cycles again. Can you please suggest which part may be faulty for replacement? Freezer fan & fridge light are fine.

Posted by Brian Firth on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Brian Firth Aug 07, 2012

    I've picked up from other posts that the rounded black box attached to the compressor is a "Relay" and/or a "Capacitor" and/or an "Overload Contactor also called the RTX". Are these the same thing, or are there 3 items within the black box? Nothing else is accessable without breaking a factory seal.

  • Brian Firth Aug 07, 2012

    And these two links from other posts appear to be the most helpful. This evening I will pull the box off the compressor and have a look.

  • Brian Firth Aug 07, 2012

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-re...

  • Brian Firth Aug 07, 2012

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-re...

  • Brian Firth Aug 12, 2012

    Working! Thanks to the FixYa site. I replaced the Overload Relay (in the box attached to the compressor) and the Capacitor (hiding around the corner). Initial power-up, the symptoms were the same. I switched off for 5 min, the back on - The compressor made an ugly noise, then settled down after a minute. It's been running fine for 3 days now. Case Closed :-)

×

Ad

1 Answer

Sandy

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 192 Answers

Try them online next time might help.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012

Ad

2 Related Answers

Anonymous

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: I have a ARB2205CS that is 6.5 yrs old. It stopped

Yes your compressor is coming to a stop. There was a 5yr warranty I am sure but if it's 6.5yrs now it's still beyond coverage. I would call some authorized companies familiar with these models who replace the compressors. Not all companies do. Shop around for the best price. I am sure you can do better than $700. I can usually compete that job in 1.5hrs. And the replacement is a great compressor.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

Ad

Sal De

  • 2699 Answers

SOURCE: Maytag MZD2766GEW side by side refrigerator fridge not cooling

you have a defrost problem, could be bad adaptive defrost board,t-stat heater,when you open freezer door listen for fan if fan is blowing check the t-stat,look at it and see if it has a buldge on it,sometime you can see this and tell it's bad,you'll need a meter to read out the heater and other parts to see whats bad,might be a good idea to call a tech to do this,when you find problem you have to melt everything out again

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my refrigerator not cooling properly?


Low on refrigerant gas due to a leak
Broken thermostat
Failing Compressor
Iced up evaporator

Feb 03, 2016 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

1 Answer

Samsung French door fridge is making an intermittent "whooshing" noise. It's still cooling and making ice and I don't see any frost or standing water in the fridge. Any thoughts or advice would be a


These fridges go through all sorts of cycles, the defrost cycle is probably the noisiest, strange sounds are ok, it will tell you when something serious is wrong, alerts & alarms.

Nov 16, 2013 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

1 Answer

Kenmore refr/bottom freezer has quit freezing 3 times in last 3 weeks.


If the fridge is 10yrs old or more the newer models will pay for themselves with efficiency fairly quickly. now on to the "barking" that may be the fan motor(that blows air over the condenser fins) or the compressor the later i point you to my first statement. the fan motor can be lubed with a graphite type powder on the bushings, or replaced from one of the many parts places online eg: sears parts direct, repair clinic etc. RC has videos to help with some repairs too.

Jun 24, 2012 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge not cooling


might need freon or the compressor going out cheaper to get a new or used one

Apr 22, 2012 | Maytag MFF2557KES 25 cu. ft. French Door...

2 Answers

Hotpoint G/E Side by side refrigerator Model


I have seen this issues with GE and HotPoints. I recorded video for You. Hope this will help. I replace usually both : main board and evaporator fan motor.

Nov 24, 2010 | Hotpoint HSM25GFRSA

2 Answers

Maytag fridge stops cooling, then 1-2 days later restarts on own


The buzzing is typically gonna be the compressor trying to start and failing. Am I right in saying the fridge is at least 12 or more years old?

Maytag used to use a compressor made by Tecumseh and they had a problem with starting. They would buzz and sometimes start back up. Sometimes in a few tries or a few days or never. It would continue to re try every couple minutes and last 5-10 seconds.

I would verify if it is a Tecumseh or an Embraco compressor then make your decision.

A service tech should be able to figure this out pretty easily! Normally what I would do is if I go in and it is running then I would turn it off and back on right away. the fridge will go through its restart sequence and typically make its noises then. Hopefully you are not being charged every time they come out

Compressors are the most expensive repair! and on these I always replace the discharge tube since they tend to rot out from sitting in the drain pan.

Let us know what you find!

803100-ugpmwzkozlpwpbifstbx1xm5-2-0.jpg

Feb 21, 2018 | Maytag MFD2561HE Bottom Freezer French...

2 Answers

REFRIGERATOR IS MAKING A BUZZING SOUND, not cooling


You have one of two problems going on. Your fan is spinning at hitting the sides. Or your compressor is shot which seems to be more the problem and even though it is cold the humming sound is a warning for you that the compressor is shot and it is more affordable to replace the fridge then the compressor. Sometimes compressor can cost more then the fridge.

May 28, 2009 | Maytag 22 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Temperature Display, Clicking Intermittent, Lost all Cooling


unplug the fridge and turn it around so you can see the compressor, does it have a capacitor located on the compressor (a round cylinder with wires comming out of it going to the compressor) it sounds like that could be your problem. They are pretty easy to change just a couple of wiers, just take note of where they go when you take it out. Make sure its unplugged from the wall before you do anything!

Feb 20, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Refrigerator and Freezer stopped cooling after intermittent noise


Hello
if the ice maker arm is down regardless of the water being off the valve will energize ( dry ) no this will not effect cooling

Apr 12, 2017 | Kenmore 73503 Stainless Steel Bottom...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

270 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher and Paykel Refrigerators Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers

Eric Vanhoozier

Level 2 Expert

32 Answers

Are you a Fisher and Paykel Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...