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Hello I hope you can help, this appliance is not cooling Here are my steps * 1 week ago 1

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Old 12-04-2010, 12:24 PM
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Model Number: TH25TW   Brand: Amana   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Hello I hope you can help, this appliance is not cooling

Here are my steps

* 1 week ago
1 - warm air blowing into freezer
2 - Tested 2 temp controls, both OK
3 - Pulled fridge away from wall; condensor fan near compressor is running, not sure about compressor. heard intermittent single click
4 - coils are clean
5 - pulled off start relay & capacitor. Both tested OK with digital multimeter
8 - tested connections on compressor with digital mm, seemed OK
9 - Start relay & capacitor together were <$40 so ordered those
10 - Did not order overload protector. It looked OK and from googling apparently these very seldom go bad

* Today
11 - Wired in new parts - note new start relay had only 2 connections, not 3 like the old one. Solved this by soldering together 2 connectors per the wiring diagram on back of the fridge. I think the connections are OK.
12 - Condensor fan starts, runs for 2 minutes, stops for 15 seconds, repeats
13 - Compressor is hot to the touch
14 - coils underneath fridge are not cold.


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Old 12-05-2010, 10:44 AM
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Update - my wiring was wrong, Duhhh. I got hold of a tech sheet, clarified that for me.

Now

20-30 seconds after turning the fridge on, compressor hums for 20 seconds or so, then a click and the buzzing stops. After 2 minutes or so, repeats. I didn't get the buzzing before replacing the relay & capacitor, a bit of improvement I guess...

Not sure how to tell whether or not the compressor is running, it is getting warmer as time goes on. but the coils don't appear to be chilling. Feels like it may be vibrating and I can hear a humming if put my ear up to it. That could be all coming from the condensor fan, I'm not sure.

Air blowing into the freeaer feels room temperature.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:51 PM
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Your compressor Has 2 wires comes to it - One is Neutral(Usually white) Another Line, put clamps on it(on line, if it runs) If AMP's is under or around 1AMP, Your Refrigerator most likely is low on refrigerant - dont think that You will just add Up refrigerant and its done - This Fridge Known To me for this problem, when defrost heater burns Evaporator Coils, so Freon will leek out thru the Evaporator - It is Expensive fix(Just in case, that evaporator can be ordered from Whirlpool, cost much less, and its exact the same one) here is the link how I have done it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vqrlv_0bg
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Your compressor is never starting as it is drawing high current and shutting down on it's overload. Probably new fridg time.
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