Ice in tray starting to melt so i did some checks, asked a question here and found defroster cycle was not working correctly, made diagnosis and replaced defroster thermostat and also defrost timer, now defrost cycle is working correctly however the unit turns off and stays off untill temps in freezer hit 45-50 degrees. Local repairman says the compressor is getting to hot and shutting off . Temp. at the compressor is about 138 degrees. Woke up this morning and unit was off, temp in freezer is 45 and compressor temp is 78 degrees. If compressor was shutting down cause of overheating then once temps drop shouldn`t the unit turn on again? Any direction would be helpfull.
ANSWER William, Based on the post, it sounds more like a crossed or shorted wire at the defrost thermostat or defrost timer ? I wouldn't start at the compressor, until I rechecked the wiring at the new components and maybe the temperature control. Thanks and Good Luck.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, August 04, 2011