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Frigidaire upright freezer (FFU11FC2CW1)

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#1 repomanz

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

Hi folks,

First post here. I have a Frigidaire upright freezer that has stopped cooling. I don't necessarily hear any fans running and the only thing I do hear is a clicking noise roughly every second (or less) when plugged in. Freezer model number is FFU11FC2CW1.

Being the Samurai apparently loves beer, please note I had to transplant 5 gallons of wort elsewhere today due to the failure (wort = un-fermented beer for those who may not know).

Any help, greatly appreciated!

thanks,

JJ

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:53 PM

Sounds like you either have a bad compressor, or the compressor relay and overload is bad.

Doesn't hurt to try the relay and overload combination. If it doesn't solve your problem I think you can return it.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:58 PM

a clicking noise roughly every second (or less) when plugged in.



Could be stuck in defrost, locate the timer underneath/behind unit and advance wheel

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

... hear is a clicking noise roughly every second (or less) when plugged in.

from the Compressor ?
try the Start Relay

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:54 AM

????? I've NEVER heard an overload clicking every second, don't think it could do that for long before burning up

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hey guys,

I'll take a closer look at the freezer today. So i'm clear, if the defrost timer is stuck no fans will be on, correct? I turn the dial clockwise? This is the replacement part for the defrost timer: http://www.repaircli...ber=FFU11FC2CW1

Also, it appears I can buy an overload part or an electric assembly which appears to have the relay and overload with it. The assembly is actually cheaper than the overload part itself? http://www.repaircli...ber=FFU11FC2CW1

How can i confirm it's the overload or relay? I read somewhere I can shake them and listen for a rattle sound. Is this true?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 11:00 AM

... if the defrost timer is stuck no fans will be on, correct?
... relay and overload with it. The assembly is actually cheaper than the overload part itself?
... can shake them and listen for a rattle sound. Is this true?

1) correct
2) yes
3) no "rattle" for that type of Start Relay
could also be a bad Compressor

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 06:43 PM

You need to find the source of the "clicking" noise.
Could be the defrost timer bound up and is not advancing, only clicking.
I'm with kdog on the relay.
Is the compressor running or even trying to start? Is it warm to the touch?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:54 PM

Hey folks. Turns out after turning the defrost dial it kicked back on. Is this part repairable?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

another question, when a freezer loses power does the defrost timer reset?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:43 PM

no, it's a mechanical Timer Motor

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:14 AM

Is this part repairable?


Could be stuck in defrost, locate the timer underneath/behind unit and advance wheel

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