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Chest Freezer Stop Working. Kenmore 198.8183580. - help toubleshooting


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#1 unclewigging

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

My trusty old Kenmore chest freezer stop cooling suddenly when my kid left the door ajar. I unplugged for a week and it wont turn back on. I hear a faint hum when I plug it in so i removed the access panel and see the compressor, start relay, and a capacitor. pretty simple layout.

how do i go about testing these parts? ohm/volt meter in hand. thanks.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:43 AM

one other thing. the compressor hums, doesnt start and then clicks off.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

seems like it's either a bad Compressor Start Relay

OR a bad Compressor

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similar to Whirlpool EH150CXSW00   c.1987

 

You could check the OHMs between each of the Compressor pins ,,

OR make a Compressor Test Start Cord


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

thanks... how do u test the start relay..... it clicks when i shake iit

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

thanks... how do u test the start relay..... it clicks when i shake iit

 

 

The shake test is pretty reliable as long as it's used an a positive indicator only:  if it rattles when you shake it it's bad.  

 

But just because a relay doesn't shake doesn't mean it's good.  I've seen many relays pass the shake test but the resistance between the to plugs is too high to start the compressor.  

 

Typical is around 5 ohms, less than 10 ohm is still okay.  If you start seeing much more than this, then replace the relay:  http://www.repaircli...ber=EH150CXSW00

 

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