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Refrigerator won't cool. Compressor clicks on for 14 seconds and then clicks off. Prior to problem I smelled an electrical

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:12 PM
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Refrigerator won't cool. Compressor clicks on for 14 seconds and then clicks off. Prior to problem I smelled an electrical burn smell. There are no burned wires and the fan and lights work OK. The compressor doesn't show any external evidence of over heating. I am familiar with electrical measurements. Can I do a voltage or Ohm check on the compressor to see if it is OK?


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Old 09-20-2011, 02:41 AM
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Pry the compressor side cover off and check the start device, probably burned. Replace it with part AP3885081
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:31 AM
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Thanks, I will give that a try and let you know
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:45 PM
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It worked. Thanks
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