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#1 unclewigging

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

hi folks just arrived at our beachhouse after not being here a week and refrigerator is hot food and food spolied. boo... now that I got it all cleaned up I started troubleshooting....

Condenser evaporator fans are running, Compressor is not kicking on and was hot to the touch.
I am getting 120 V to the compresser
I pulled the start unit and can't really tell if it works not but it certainly does not rattle.
I'm thinking to check the thermostat but not sure how or maybe you gurus can point me in right direction.

is there a way to manually start the compressor while I wait for a start unit assembly?

please help

thank you in advance

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:15 PM

If the Fans are running, the Compressor should have power (and be running)
Either it's a bad Compressor, or it's Start Relay / Overload

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

ok... is there a way to get it running without the start overload relay part? until new part arrives?

is the overload built-in because I didn't see a specific overload part?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

... is the overload built-in because I didn't see a specific overload part?
. is there a way to get it running without the start overload relay part? until new part arrives?

1) maybe (I don't have a wiring diagram for that mode Fridgel)
2) you could direct wire-up a "Compressor test cord", but the Fridge's cold control would have no control.
Starting at room temperature, it may take the Fridge Compressor running continuously for 24 hrs or more to reach normal temperatures.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

thanks probably will take just as long to get the compressor Test cord as the part itself.

does the cord just apply power to the compressors three terminals or is there additonal circuity?

if it just power to the lugs, maybe i can make a cable if i had the pin outs?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Compressor Test Cord Diagram is from SubZero 506 Service Manual
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here's one from Amana Service Manual

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:14 PM

ok, i replaced the part reg suggested but no dice.... still not cooling.

how will i know is the compressor turns on or not. i dont hear anything but the fans...

now, i dis not replace that black relaynthat connects to the above part....could that be the issue?

on the compressor, i did an ohm check and did not find any high readings or shorts between the three prongs. any other thoughts that can save me from trashing this fridge? its a cheap one but gosh it worked so well for so long im attached....lol

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

Touch the compressor. Is it warm and vibrating?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:28 PM

... i did an ohm check and did not find any high readings or shorts

what OHM readings did you get ?
Did you try a test cord ?
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