My 75BWC is 10 years old. The unit is getting power because the inside light comes on. However, the refrigerator is not running. No sound, no heat, nothing.
I've not a great job of keeping it clean behind the bottom grate. Did I kill it? Would it be the motor or condenser? How could I tell?
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Re: Unit not running (cooling)
Feel the motor and see if warm. if so and not cooling then that is where problem is. more likely is the thermostat. (ignore earth wire to stat). this can be 2 or 3 wire usually. short together and see if compressor starts up. if so thermostat is at fault.
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the motor could be defective or it could be low o refrigerant causing the pressure switch to not kick on the fan. Could even be wires have come loose from the fan. If the fan does not work it won't cool. however it mould most likely cosy you more to fix if you take it to a shop to have it repaired if you have the tools to test it with I can help you so let me know if you have a test meter volt ohm meter and I can tell you how to test the system.
I had the same problem. GE Man said that since the unit had been allowed to warm so much, we needed to empty it, unplug it, and totally leave it alone for 24 hours for any excess water to drain out. Then, we needed to plug it in and let it run with NO ITEMS INSIDE AND NO OPENING OF THE DOORS AT ALL for 48 hours. After that, we started using it again and it was Perfect!! I thought it was a lost cause, so this worked and didn't cost me a dime!!
If the compressor is running but the unit is not cooling you may have lost the refrigerant. See if the condenser coils at the back or bottom are hot. If they are only warm then the refrigerant is low and can be recharged. Service tech should check for leak in coolant system.
if 10 years old then probably has a phial type thermostat. this may have 2 or 3 wires to it plus earth. connect all the wires together (but not earth) and if it is a stat problem, the compressor will start
pull the power plug for 15 minutes, then plug back in...same problem? tried adjusting temperature control knob (thermostat)? if yes to both questions, freon has escaped out of loop or faulty thermostat. Attempt force start of compressor with jumper clips: pull the power plug then find the two wires into motor and apply 120 VAC from jumper clips. If it spins, then faulty thermostat.