Amana 18 Model TQ18NBL Shuts down during cooling cycle.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:50 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:29 PM
My Amana refrigerator ... randomly shut down for a second or two and try to start again.
but the compressor won’t restart again I guess because of the high head pressure and clicks a few times then starts.
Could it be a faulty thermostat of the defrost timer?
You're thinking along the right track. You have potential, Grasshoppah!
As you've described, the compressor is short cycling. The thing to figure out is whether this is caused by a mechanical problem with the compressor itself (drawing excessive current and tripping the overload protector) or it's a control problem with the overload/relay, cold control, or some other control or wiring.
Measure the current draw on the compressor when it's running and compare with the nameplate rating on the compressor. Post both here.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:03 PM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:42 PM
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