Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:09 PM
I have a kenmore side by side, model number 59502990. I woke up to find both the fridge and freezer warm. the compressor would not run, so i checked the start relay which in turn, was bad. I rattled and black flakes came out when i shook it. So, I have a new start relay. still, when i plug in my unit, the compressor hums and then clicks off. If i leave the refrigerator plugged in the compressor gets extremely hot.( I can hear the relay clicking on and off while plugged in) I checked the compressor with an ohmeter and got between 4 and 7 ohms between all legs. I can not find my defrost timer anywhere so i can verify that it is good.. I am dazed and confused, any help would be appreciated.