Burning electrical smell coming from Amana fridge
Model Number: ABR1922FES Brand:
1 - 5 years
For the last few days, our refrigerator's temperatures have been running on the low side (my wife noticed a lot of the vegetables were frozen even though we hadn't lowered the temperature). Last night I went upstairs and smelled that very recognizable burning electrical smell. When crouching down near the back of the fridge, the smell was very identifiable. A minute or two later, the compressor came on (I believe it was the compressor, not clear on how this operates), and an electrical buzzing sound was audible. I have the fridge unplugged and the back panel off, but before I start tearing things apart I thought I'd get some input - any idea what I should be focusing on? Motor? Compressor?
Edit: Ok so I plugged it in tonight for about an hour and a half. The compressor fan was running non stop, and the compressor is piping hot. Like you can touch it for 2 seconds before your hand hurts from the heat. Opening the fridge and freezer, you can feel semi-cool air blowing but it hasn't really changed temperatures at all in the hour and a half...
So is my compressor dead? Is the relay potentially faulty? What started all of this was a burning smell....Would a dead compressor lead to a burning smell, or is this likely the relay?
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Last edited by srhgobears : 06-30-2011 at 09:25 PM.