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BSers

Member Since 05 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 24 2014 12:18 PM

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In Topic: kenmore coldspot fridge 10656532400

28 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Okay, disregard the air baffle question.  After dismantling, I found that I'm not getting proper defrosting...quite the ice damn built up, blocking all airflow to the fridge.  Nyah ha!  So, now I have to figure out why she's not defrosting.

 

Using the wisdom of this board, eight years ago I did the copper-wire extension from the defrost element down into the drain tube, which kept me drip and trouble-free until just recently.  I notice that my copper wire is pretty tarnished; might it be simply that I'm not getting good contact and I just need to replace that wire with a nice new shiny one?

 

Since I've got the works out of the box anyway, should a local parts place be able to do a quick bench test on the defrost timer and thermostat, and maybe the main fridge thermostat too, and tell me which if any are kaput?


In Topic: kenmore coldspot fridge 10656532400

28 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Samanera, what turned out to be the issue?  My Kenmore Coldspot 106.79205990 is exhibiting identical symptoms.  Anyone with the knowhow who might read this, how can I manually turn/remove the aforementioned air baffle to at least get some chill on da beers?

 

Mucho Thanko,

Geoff


In Topic: Star FS-6-BKE Commercial Fridge (Relatively Ancient), 5-ish cu. ft.

11 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

Aha! So, does that continue to point to the capacitor? Or something else we should look at next? I'm an idjit Liberal Arts grad, so I need clear directives using words with few syllables...

In Topic: Star FS-6-BKE Commercial Fridge (Relatively Ancient), 5-ish cu. ft.

11 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

Um...so you're saying that's not a relevant piece of data...?

In Topic: Star FS-6-BKE Commercial Fridge (Relatively Ancient), 5-ish cu. ft.

11 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

Well, here's what we've tried so far:

Last week, we removed the start relay, and while it looked like it might be functional, it was a bit dark as in maybe burned...plus we broke the plastic housing getting the #@$%&! thing out. So, I found a local source and got a new one.

Tonight, we swapped in the new start relay. It started, got a bit cool inside, and started doing its "cycling" thing again in about 4-5 minutes. Damn. It still runs for a few seconds, then stops compressor and fans with a shudder. We didn't measure it, but it also seems to be drawing an awful lot of amps; makes the whole house ligthting dim when it comes on.

We jumped the thermostat to rule it out as the culprit; no change. We also got into the fan housing inside and disconnected the defrost circuit in case that was getting in the way of things; no change.

Lastly, we thought maybe the start capacitor was perhaps not up to spec, though it had continuity. My nephew took it to his technical college tonight and checked it on an LCR meter. It measured 276 mF; nominal value marked on the capacitor is 270. Is it possible that the capacitor is not up to handling higher current (I assume the LCR tests at a fairly small load?)  Is a capacitor expensive?  If not, I might get one just to rule it out as a demon.

Or, might it be a bad breaker? That seems to be okay. We're reluctant to think it's the compressor, as the beast does spin and push some cold air before kicking off.

I'd be grateful for any words of wisdom! Two weeks and no draft beer! :(

Parched but still hopeful,
Geoff


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