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Old 06-21-2006, 05:57 AM  
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should it be making a noise
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vibrating
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or anything?
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When I turn it on, the compressor doesn't seem to be doing anything
Fan(s) only running and no compressor running = no cold air at all.

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I'm guessing that's the compressor


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ok, so I'm pretty sure now that the compressor isn't doing anything, just sitting there. What should I do now? anything to take apart and check, or is it just junk? It would be great to fix it, let me know what's possible. Thanks again.



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ok, so I'm pretty sure now that the compressor isn't doing anything, just sitting there. What should I do now? anything to take apart and check
Can check for 110-120 volts AC comming to the compressor with na volt meter...and can ohm the compressor windings for continuity with and ohm meter...but basically if the compressor is receiving power and not running...usually = new compressor time or new refrigerator time.

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could it be something as simple as the relay or timer being stuck or broken?

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For compressor not running....

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could it be something as simple as the relay
Yes possible....not overly likely on this style of a unit ( more compressors failing than relays )

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Not to stop the compressor only, no.

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hey guys, before throwing the whole thing out, I tried one last thing, replacing the overload. I put it in, got it ready to turn on, and right when I plugged it in, I heard a pop. Like a fuse blowing or something. Same thing though, fans running, but no compressor.

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Compressor blew out the overload....seen that a few times

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so why did it do that? Should I toss it? bad compressor?

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so why did it do that?
Compressor drawing too much hydro, shorted winding inside the compressor would be suspect.

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$300-400 repair to replace the compressor or new refrigerator time.

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alright jeff, thanks for all the information, I really appreciate it. throwing out tomorrow!



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