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madtripper

Frigidaire Compressor

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I started to notice a noise coming from my icebox over the last few weeks and wondered if something was about to go south with my refrigerator.  I just purchased a new ATV for the homestead so I thought that it would make sense for something major to fail given Murphy's law as it applies to my world.  Forgive me as I don't have the model information however after reviewing the flow chart for troubleshooting, I think I may know the answer.

I woke this morning to see a puddle of water on my floor.  My unit is a Frigedaire side by side with ice and water dispenser purchased around 2003.  When I opened the freezer, all of my stores were defrosted.  The refrigerator side was still cool but warming quickly.  I pulled it from the wall and looked at the business end.  The condenser fan was running, coils were still clean and dust free for the most part, and I could hear that the compressor was trying to start every 2 minutes or so but to no avail.  On the big black ball there appears to be a small module I believe holds the compressor pump but not sure.  This seems to be the source of the buzzing sound.  

I managed to salvage most of the refrigerator side and place them into a spare fridge in my basement reserved for Molson Canadians.  This presents two issues for me.  One, I have to go to the basement for anything at the moment until I either fix or replace my injured appliance; Two, the Canadians are threatening with uprise as they have been displaced from their perfect home.

Not crazy about the thought however I will purchase a new unit if necessary.  I'm comfortable with any electronic changeout however not much experience with refrigerants.  Any advice welcome and thanks again.

 

Tripper

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

may just be a simple bad Start Relay (plug & play) on the Compressor ..

but would need Fridge model number

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Here's the test from the Samurai:

 

 

 

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Turns out my refrigerator was from 2003.  I went and purchased a new one because I really couldn't afford to have it down however I think I will still try and repair this unit.  

Thanks for posting the video and I will troubleshoot and see what I find.  I did plug the refrigerator in after being unplugged overnight and it fired off appropriately.  The condenser fan was and has been operating appropriately.  Any further advice welcome and I can hopefully get the module off the compressor this evening and test resistance.

 

Tripper

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