Refrigerator Freezer not cooling, please help!
I have similar problem as some of the posters above. I have a Hotpoint refrigerator, model number HTS22GBMARCC. I few days ago my freezer lost cooling and meats starting to thaw.
This led me to observe some components such as the compressor, start relay and capacitor. I noticed that compressor has a low humming sound and vibration. But, I also heard the Buzzing sound, went from low to high for about 6 to 8 seconds and then stopped. This buzzing sounds repeat after about a few minutes. I called up local parts store and the guy gave me a start relay after told him the story. When I got home and installed it, plugged in the power cord, the refrigerator started to operate. I heard the clicking sound from around the compressor and then heard the buzzing sound again (the compressor still also has a low humming sound and vibration). I left the refrigerator on for half a day and no cooling.
I have no knowledge about how the refrigerator works, so I googled. I tested the compressor terminals in ohms: Common to Run (4.1), Common to Start (8.3) and Start to Run (11.9). I also tested grounding between those terminal to the bare metal of compressor and found no continuity between them. I also tested the run capacitor in ohm, the number run from low number to high number and then display infinity. I used a digital multimeter to test it because it is what I have. Also and finally, I cleaned the condenser coil. I then put everything back the way they were, turned on the refrigerator. Freezer stills not getting cold.
Please help and advise me of what I need to do to try to get my refrigerator working again if possible. Thank you very much.
Last edited by 1NeedHelp2 : 04-09-2013 at 10:50 PM.