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Old 05-22-2012, 02:55 PM
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I acquired this fridge in its current condition, it's about 18 months old and has been in storage about 8 months. Self diagnostics reports no errors. All lights and LEDs work. Compressor and fan run, but compressor never gets warm/hot. Evaporator coils never get cold and their fans never run. I read the PCB's were sensitive and replaced it with a board I ordered from you, but that didn't help. I'm thinking maybe the compressor relay, would that make sense? Thanks in advance for youe assistance.


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Old 05-23-2012, 06:29 PM
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Does that sound like the most likely problem?
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Is the compressor vibrating and the condenser coils getting warm. If not, you have a bad start device. If vibrating, you probably have a bad refrigerant leak.
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The compressor does vibrate. After 5 minutes of running, none of the lines out of the compressor are warm. I checked continuity from the three contacts on the starter relay to the compressor body and they all showed open. I checked between the contacts themselves and they all showed continuity. Freon leak?
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Sure seems like a bad compressor/refrigerant leak.
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