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#1 jaskaital

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

I have the same problem that i have read on the forms for a clicking and humming start relay. I can hear a rattle when it was removed. I order a new relay on it is no help. I then checked the compressor with a ohmmeter. It reads on the three pins 9.3, 6.6 and 3.5 ohms between combination of pins. Also it has no shorts from case to each pin. I reorderd a new relay and also added the capacitor. I hoping the relay is bad from stock. It has a very light rattle. My question is can the relay be ohmed out when it is off the compressor. I think I read somewhere it should be close to a ohm or two. Any thoughts if my new relay is still no help what to check next.
Thanks for your help

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

what Start Relay part number did you buy ?
You could also build a "cheater cord" to test the Compressor ...
and a Clamp Ammeter would be helpful

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

I hoping the relay is bad from stock. .


It is more likely that you have a bad compressor that has failed mechanically

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

Thank you for the replies. I ordered a 21361500 relay and recived a 513605024 which looks compatable. Tried a new relay and capacator still no good.
Fan works and relay clicks but compressor never starts. Frig is 9 years old and warranty on compressor is 5 years from what I've read. Looks like I need a new compressor or frig. Not sure which is better. Strange thing about read about shaking the start relay, The two I purchased and the orignal all have a rattle sound when shaking. Post say it should not. Any chance they are all bad

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

It's common for a compressor relay to rattle. Some more than others.

Assuming you have proper votage to the relay and through the overload: Sounds like the compressor is locked up. An amp draw test duruing start will tell you if it's actually trying to start or not. By the way it's probably not the relay clicking but rather the overload tripping. If the compressor is locked up it will draw high amperage through the overload protector and trip it. When trying to start It will humm and probably draw the lights down inside the unit and any on the same circuit the unit is plugged into then click and everything will go back to normal brightness and no more humm. A hard start kit with a direct voltage source connected to the compressor as a test will let you make sure there is no outside fault. If the compressor starts - it can run. If not - it's bad.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for the advice. I see the lights draw down a little on the first click and then back to normal on the second click. I hear no humming. When this first start there was some humming and after that I only heard clicking. I will try to jump the compressor using the chart on the site with the capacator set up.
Thanks again I will let you know how it came out

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

Tried the jumping and no joy. Hope I'm doing it correctly. Compressor starts to get warm but does not sound like it turns on.
Thanks everyone

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

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