Is my compressor bad? Is it worth fixing? The unit is 9 yrs old, but original cost was $1300. My refrigerator nor freezer are cooling at all. Woke up this morning to water on the floor from ice melting, food thawing in freezer, food not cold in refrigerator. Motor seems to be running, but making a louder hum than usual, lights on inside.
You will want to check to see if the fans are running. If the fans are running then check to see if the compressor is running. If the compressor is not running check to make sure that the condenser fan is running. Unplug the unit and pull the relay off the side of the compressor and give it a shake. If it rattles then the relay is bad and would need to be replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, April 24, 2013