I hooked my fridge to a generator and it worked for a couple of days then it quit. I spoke to a person named april and said that a relay should fix me up. Then I asked if there was anyway to test the compressor motor but my multi meter is reading OL. Before I hook it up to anything what do I do and how?
Answer Hello Jason,
If you set your multi-meter to ohms and you are getting OL across the compressor terminals the you have an open line and need a new compressor. You should have an ohm reading. Another thing that you would want to check is the wires coming to the start relay to ensure you are getting power to the compressor. If nothing at all is running then you may have a defrost timer issue WR9X483. You can turn the timer which is located in the refrigerator compartment behind controls.
I just ordered the part above and when I am installing it, I am having trouble deciding which wire, black or orange, go into which port. I see that one port has a blue paint marking and the other port has a number 2 next to it. where do I plug each cord?
Answer Hello Owen,
Without the model number it's kind of hard to say for sure, but looking at some other models that use this part, I would say that the black wire plugs into the hole by the blue dot. The orange goes to the hole marked 2. I checked 5 different models and they all wire this way.
There's power to the frig, but not running. No inside lights, nothing, is there a fuse in line?
Answer Hello Joe. See if there is power coming to the main control board WR55X10942. If so, then you will need to replace the control board. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html