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Old 06-27-2009, 04:23 PM
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My refrigerator was not working so I repaired the electronic control board.The fan started working as well as the refrigerator light, contyrol panel light so I throught that the problem was solved.My refrigerator and freeze reads 59 degrees and is not cooling.I checked the compressor and it read 6.5 ohms from s to c and ol from m to c .and across run and start it read ol.I just repaired the board so I am not prepared to change out the compressor at this time.Did I do the test right on the compressor and is it bad.Someone please answer,I have to make a decision to either keep this refrigerator or replace it. It's awhirlpool model GS6SHAXMB00. somebody please help


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Check to see if the compressor is getting 115 volts, if not, you missed a bad solder connection on the pc board in the back of the fridge. You can order a new one here AP4334000
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Check to see if the compressor is getting 115 volts, if not, you missed a bad solder connection on the pc board in the back of the fridge. You can order a new one here AP4334000
thanks richappy,I have 118.6 vac on the compressor and I am getting infinity accross one of my windings and 6.3 ohms accross the other and the combined reading is infinity when I go accross both.I also replaced the start relay. I appreciate your help.
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Uh, seems likle your start winding is blown open, is this right?
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Uh, seems likle your start winding is blown open, is this right?
thanks again for your help richappy, I believe the run winding is open but I need to verify that before I order a new compressor.I get open from m to c and from start to run it's open.
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Replacing a compressor is a job for a pro. Most of the time It's better to get a new refrigerator.
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Replacing a compressor is a job for a pro. Most of the time It's better to get a new refrigerator.
Thanks richappy,I will start looking for a new refrigerator tomorrow,which one do you suggest?
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The only fridg. I would buy is a Whirlpool. Stay away from LG Samsung Kenmore, Maybe GE.
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The only fridg. I would buy is a Whirlpool. Stay away from LG Samsung Kenmore, Maybe GE.
Thanks for your help,I see some good sales this week.
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