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Our fridge/freezer quit cooling. the evap fan works. compressor gets hot to the touch. I can't find the compressor relay

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:42 AM
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Default freezer/fridge not cold, compressor hot
Model Number: FRT21LRGW5   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Our fridge/freezer quit cooling. the evap fan works. compressor gets hot to the touch. I can't find the compressor relay to attempt to check it. My model has the capacitor that plugs in to the Starter-PTC.

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Is there any clicking noise near the compressor? A lot of frost or ice build up on the inside rear wall of the freezer?

The start PTC is usually connected to the relay.

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haven't heard any clicking noises. inside the freezer compartment is 49 degrees & the back wall doesn't have any frost, but I haven't taken apart the freezer to see if their is any ice behind it.

so the start ptc is integrated with the relay? I only have the capacitor, ptc, then compressor.

Here's the pic of the ptc - Model FRT21LRGW5

If it's in the ptc, how do i test it?
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