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NOLTING 05-05-2010 01:36 PM

no cooling, click then hum
This is a side by side Admiral. It suddenly quit cooling. The evaporator fan works. There is a click by the compressor, then a hum, then nothing. Someone said I need a capacitor, someone else said no. Someone said I need a relay. Someone else said that I needed a "hard start".

Gene 05-05-2010 07:40 PM

Remove the rear cover. Remove the overload/relay (#4 on the diagram) from the compressor and shake it. If it makes a rattling sound, replace it.

If the new part would not solve the problem, then the compressor itself has gone bad.

- The overload/relay Part number: AP4009244

Part number: AP4009244

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Replacement parts for ADMIRAL ASD2120DRW Ref - SXS/I&W |


ChristianNeff 09-29-2012 04:44 PM

Hello, I have a Admiral ASD2120DRW and I just had the overload/relay go bad (thing was rattling), so I replaced it. That was about 4 hours ago, and now the fridge side isn't getting cold. The freezer is freezing though.

Gene 09-29-2012 05:20 PM

4 hours is absolutely not enough for the fridge to cool down to the correct temperature. If it was completely defrosted then it needs about 24 hours.


ChristianNeff 09-29-2012 06:12 PM

I was kinda thinking the same thing, but since the freezer side got so cold so fast, I figured maybe something else burned out when the overload/relay burned up on Friday.

I will get back to you tomorrow about it.

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