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Richard Beasley 06-04-2009 07:36 AM

Fridge and Freezer not cooling
evap fan is working, condenser fan is working, all coils are clean, no ice build-up, evap and condenser coils are the same temp
compressor cycles on and makes a high pitch sound and than gets very hot before it cycles back off

Gene 06-04-2009 11:40 AM


If the evaporator is not covered with thin snow and the compressor is hot then most likely there is a restriction in the sealed system. It has to be serviced by a certified technician.


Richard Beasley 06-04-2009 02:42 PM

Thanks for the response, when I got home from work I decided to plug it back in to recheck everything. When I plug the fridge in both fans come on and the compressor comes on for 8 seconds, goes off for about 2 minutes and than on for 8 seconds, off for 2 minutes, over and over and over. The compressor never runs long enough to even get warm. Maybe last night when I thought it was hot it was because it had been running. My wife told me around 7pm it was making a funny noise and that was when I started checking everything out.

Richard Beasley 06-05-2009 02:23 PM

I stopped by an appliance repair shop near work today and the tech told me I needed a starter relay, so I bought one from him, installed it, and I still have the same problem. Is the compressor bad? He also told me $400.00 to replace the compressor, is this correct?

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