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fuggo

Member Since 10 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2014 12:35 PM

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In Topic: Smoke and acrid smell from starter/compressor on Frigidaire FRS20ZRG side-by-...

27 May 2009 - 07:39 AM

[user=33021]TC2[/user] wrote:

So the question becomes - is it necessary to have a connector just like that one or will something different work?

I'm no electrician (although I play one in my house), but if the connector stays put and provides similar metal to metal contact so as not to overheat, then I dont see why something else wouldn't work.  Especially if you took apart the starter and replaced both sides with a matching male/female set.



In Topic: Smoke and acrid smell from starter/compressor on Frigidaire FRS20ZRG side-by-...

22 May 2009 - 12:46 PM

I couldn't tell you exactly where to get that terminal end, but Radio Shack would be a good start. You almost certainly can get a barrel crimping tool there, it sure helps for a sturdy connection. You dont necessarily need the special crimper, but you'll never get the same crimp using regular pliers.

Here's a helpful how to showing a pic of the crimper.

http://www.aeroelect...k/matenlok.html


Are you sure you dont have a piece of the male broken off in the female there? (it kinda hurt a little bit just typing that)

In Topic: ksrg25fkss04 - I think I'm in over my head

21 May 2009 - 05:31 AM

Ironically my first thought was that the thermostat was getting finicky.

But I feel kinda stupid.  Looking at the wiring diagram, wouldn't the fans continue to run if the overload was tripping?  I have a huge handprint on my forehead right now.

I cranked it all the way to cold and it ran for 30+ minutes.

Luckily they didn't have the compressor, so I am going to put the brakes on the replacement.



In Topic: ksrg25fkss04 - I think I'm in over my head

20 May 2009 - 03:46 AM

I just turned it all the way down and yes, it had been running for about 20 min.  Cant stay longer to see how much longer it will run.

Everything shuts off.



In Topic: ksrg25fkss04 - I think I'm in over my head

19 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

I haven't checked to see if there is power at the relay when I hear the overload click.  I do think though that there is definitely a difference between when I dont hear it click on cut off and when I do.  The light does go off.

I with a kill-a-watt inline, the amps hit about 13 on start, then it dropped to 3 and change and then crept down over about 90 seconds to 1.43 amps held for another bit and then finally settled on 1.31.  It ran for about 25 minutes, but it also ran a defrost cycle b/c I turned it off before plugging in the killawatt.

It then shut off for about 10, and promptly started up again after 11 minutes.  And it got right back on it's short cycle.  One turn was only off for 6 min.

Stupid me, I left my meter on the last time I used it, so it was dead when I went to test for power and it was my last 9v.

I'm not sure though where I need to be touching the probes.  Do I jam one it in the connector that red is going into on the overload and touch the other to gound?


If this is all normal (or only slightly abnormal)  would it be normal for the compressor to  run super hot?  Too hot to touch for more than about 3 seconds?

ok, gotta sleep.





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