Would the inverter prevent the compressor from turning on? Both refrigerator and freezer defrosts and stop working.
Answer Hello Neil,
The inverter not only starts and stops the compressor, but it also determines the speed the compressor needs to run to acheive proper temperatures under specific room and compartment conditions.
Hi, Thanks for the help. My refrigerator is cycling with a beep tone and going on and off, the interior lights and temperature reading on the front of the door flash on and off. The fresh food side of the refrigerator is warm but the freezer stays cold. It sounds like the compressor is making it's normal noises.
I've located both the main power board and the inverter boards and can replace those myself. The refer has been located in a very warm (90F) vacation home.
Would replacing either or both of these boards fix the refer do you think?
Thanks so much for the help.
With the freezer working but the refrigerator not you will want to check to make sure that you do not have heavy frost building on the evaporator coil. If there is then you will want to check the continuity of the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. If they both check ok then the main board would be the issue and if one of them does not have continuity then you will want to replace the bad part. Also check to see if you can feel air blowing into the refrigerator compartment. If not and the evaporator coils are clean then the damper may be the issue. You can also run a service test for the unit to confirm operations of the heater for defrost and the damper. The tech sheet should be located under the front of the unit.
Freezer temps are fluctuating. Cleaned the condenser, cleared drain tube. Everything seems to be cycling. Is it the inverter? Fridge temps are fine.
The inverter is most likely not going to cause temperature fluctuation in the freezer compartment without affecting the refrigerator compartment. It may be that the unit is staying in defrost for too long of a period or the sensors in the freezer may potentially be defective.