I have NEVER worked on a Viking fridge in my life, and Im at my wicks end. I bought this beautiful fridge for a steal cause the owner said it needed freon. So I assumed I would be doing some sealed system work and have me a great new fridge for my home for $100!!
Well, after I get it home, i plugged it in and waited. Bout 30 minutes passes and I go to open the fridge and freezer compartments and well...no cold air flow. So, i open the top to the fridge and get to look under its hood so to speak, and the condenser fan is running, but no compressor running.
Ok, so I then checked the evap fan and the other fansa and all the fans are on. Lights are on, and the push button cold control lights are all working..ice auger motor works too. Everything is working BUT the compressor.
My next logical step was to check out the compressor.
I expected to see a relay or overload or capacitor like Im use to in the field like when i work on common side by sides and freezer on tops, but ill be damned if this monster fridge doesnt have one..And it also has a power converter!!!! It converts 110 to 200 apparently, and the compressor is a 230v compressor. NEVER worked on this stuff before.
So..i took off the leads plugging onto the 3 compressor prongs and probed them. Very low voltage..less than a volt registered, and sometimes a volt or 2 would register, but no where even close to 230v range. usually 0.123 or something volts.
So I'm assuming this power inverter is at fault? Or something BEFORE the power converter? What controls the power converter? Does this power converter act as the relay and overload or something? How can I test the power converter? Ive NEVER done this kind of work before.
Maybe theres some sort of control board like the damn GE motherboards have that the compressor relay solder joints burned up?????????
Any help will be most helpful.
Full model number DDSB423DSS
Edited by -=Xploitz=-, 20 October 2011 - 05:54 PM.