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We have made 3 or 4 trips on this and tried several things.

 

Freezer was holding sub-zero temp first trip.
Fresh food side was hovering around  41 to 43 degrees. 

 

Evap fan running. 

 

Mecahanical damper OPEN.

 

No excesvive frost on evaperator.

 

 

Temp controls at max (set by owner).

 

Compressor running but not too hot.

Drier warm, not hot, not cold.

 

Condenser clean and fan running.

 

Slight ice build up on damper. Not enough to prevent operation.

 

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Today: 

 

Frozen food in freezer average temp  15 degrees.

FF side...  Cottage cheese on top shelf  48 degrees.  Broccali in bottom crisper  45 degrees.

 

Checked compressor RLA:  1.0 amp.                                 Rating plate did not specify  RLA

Unplugged and plugged back in for LRA:  11.2 amps.        Compressor rating plate says  LRA is 14amps.

 

All other aspects check the same as first trip. We thought it was the ice shoot because there was ice build up in the freezer and the dispenser door. Cleared that and it worked for about 3 weeks. 

 

Made another trip and same issue with ice dispenser....cleard again and disabled Ice maker to see if that fixed it.

 

Back out after 2 weeks (today)  no ice build up and the fresh food side is warming up.

 

My thoughts, though maybe wrong, is the compressor may be weak on the low side. Owner said she heard it shut off but couldnt tell me how long it had been running. Also could have been going into defrost.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post picture of frost pattern of Freezer Evaporator coils

I knew somebody would ask about that...........

 

No pics...

Freezer had 500lbs of food in it.  After I posted this I thought about the frost pattern.  I cant remember for shure but I think the first trip I made, there was frost on top half. But I also had the ref off for a while and the doors open. So I screwed up. If I had paid attention I might have got it right the first time..

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You said the customer maxed out the controls. Never allow them to do this. You may have an out of balance fridge if both fridge and freezer settings are maxed out. Ice in the damper area is a strong suggestion of this problem. Have them return controls to recommended settings and wait 24hrs before you can do any accurate diagnosis. See http://appliantology.org/topic/40379-ge-fridge-model-tfx22jayaww-how-do-the-controls-work/?hl=tfx22jayaww

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Durham is correct. But if that still doesnt fix it, make sure the freezer is not so full its affecting their air circulation. Also in the bottom of the refrigerator side there should be a return air to the freezer. Check to make  sure its not blocked. This could just be an airflow problem.

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...  there was frost on top half.

doesn't sound good .. that's why the request for pictures ..

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After all consideration and looking over the data, I condemmed the compressor. The frig is in a rental and the comp is under warranty.

The owner of the house called Sears and set up a service date with them. The outcome is yet to be seen.

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Hate to say it , but you have become a parts changing monkey.. :wacko: ...If you have a 1/2 frosted evaporator coils it is more than likely  you have a leak, not a bad compressor............1 amp.  is about right with a run capacitor...... ( Durham is more on the right track for an unbalanced system ) ................Did you leave a recorder in the unit to verify the doors are not left partially open, I.E. food stuff stopping the doors from closing???.....If it was I,  I would have left a recorder in the unit at the second call and informed the customer that you need info to monitor the temps inside..( install two if you have to, I have four recorders for this purpose..)....Is there a range touching the refer????...Is the unit sitting in a sunny spot in the house???.........If I have a customer with an over- filled freezer, I suggest that they get a small freezer, an over-filled causes small problems such as, they have the door open for long periods looking for dinner or  last years frozen elk steaks........I had a customer with a stuffed freezer and the door got knocked open cuz a roast slide off the stack and fell to the floor and wedged the door open.......

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Diddnt change anything.

Owners decided to sign up for Sears contract.

 

Diddnt use recorder. No sunlight on frig. No range next to it.  They have second ref filled up as well.

 

All good points....

 

 The first trip I made, I figured the kids were swinging on the doors before mom got home but no proof.

Anyway, if I find out what Sears does I"ll post it.

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