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wayfran67@q.com  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:36:37 AM(UTC)
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When my refrig. comes off defrost it makes a clicking noise
at least 3-4 times before the compreesor starts.
Does not do this on normal starts.
I put a watt meter on it and when it clicks and does not pull
hardly any more watts. like it wound if the compressor was trying to start.
I changed out the defrost unit ,no help.
What's next the overload relay ?
Thank's Wayne
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rickgburton  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:13:14 AM(UTC)
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Hi Wayne, it's not watts you want to check but amps. It sounds like the relay/overload/start device may be faulty. I can't get anything to come up with that number. Read it off the tag in the fresh food section and not off any stickers on the door.
wayfran67@q.com  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:44:47 PM(UTC)
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Here is the model from the label in side the box.
Model BC20JL Amana
Mgf # P7680812WL
sn. # 8701025320
I looked at watts and anps, didn't pull much trying to start
not as much as running normal, which is about 8/9 amps
Thank's Wayne
rickgburton  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, January 8, 2013 1:34:55 PM(UTC)
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8 or 9 amps running? That's way too much. I don't know why I can't get anything to come up with that number. Are you in the USA? Try replacing the start device. It's either that or the compressor.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:56:41 AM(UTC)
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I told you wrong on the amp draw while running is 3 amps
defrost amps is 4
When it tries to start after defrost mode it jumps to 20 amps
and kicks out, does this serveral times before the compressor
starts. I haven't recorded amps on normal start.
Thanks, Wayne
I have since recorded start amps it's 3 amps.
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