Fridge runs a while, stops for a 10-20sec then attempts to restart running for anywhere between 5 and 15 sec. and stops, then repeats. This happens for ~ 45 - 90 sec. before the motor starts and runs continuously. The temperature in both the freezer and fridge sections are fine. I have cleaned the coils and any other dust from the motor area.
I have replaced both the starter-PTC and the run capacitor on the motor. It now runs a bit longer than before they were replaced.( The times given above are after I replaced both components.) Any help is appreciated.
Make sure that the condenser fan motor is operational but the unit should not start right back up after it shuts down. If it is attempting to restart after 10 to 20 seconds of shut down then there would be a problem with the thermostat calling for compressor to run again.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 15, 2013