My compressor is over heating enough so that it has melted the sound deadening pad. I know it is air cooled but what would the most likely cause for the over heat and would it be worth replacing
Answer Hello Chad. The compressor is suppose to get hot as the sealed system removes heat. Make sure the coils on the back of the unit can get fresh air and it is not stuck inside a hole in the wall. This will help reduce the heat from the compressor.
part number for the compressor of Kitchen aid Mod# KSCS25INWH01, Ser# SS4830481
The part number for the compressor of your unit is part number W10276644 which is showing no longer available per manufacturer.
I installed a new compresser, evaporator coil, heat exchange assembly, and filter dryer. After checking for leaks and vacuum tested good, I tried charging the system but no freon is going into the evaporator coil. The filter dryer frosts back and forth. No cold to unit. There is freon inside the system.
Answer Hello Tom,
Sounds like you have a stopped up line. If you used solder flux, you may have used too much. If not, you may have heated a line for too long. A vacuum can still be drawn and depending where the stopped up line is, the freon can still be installed. If a line is stopped up, the freon that's in the system cannot circulate so there will be no cooling effect.
How much freon goes into the compressor?
Answer Hello Scott. You will need to look on the tag inside the refrigerator and see how much freon the compressor 5304478809 is calling for. Hope this helps.
Bad compressor has 5 ports and new compressor showing only has 3. What is the protocal for this repair?
Answer Hi Rob. Your original compressor used the 2 side by side lower ports that went into a drain pan. The 1/4" copper lines that went from the compressor , and looped / coiled into a black drain pan, then back to the compressor. They no longer use these lines. They were meant for the compressor oil to be "cooled" by the drain pan water. You should discard these altogether. Then the single port on the left is used for the Service Port. Then the 2 on the right... The higher port is fro the suction line, the lower port is for the discharge line. The compressor part # is 5304478809. Thank you.
How do you check compressor with volt meter?
Answer Hello. You check across the terminals on the compressor. The start winding will read from 3.8-13 ohms and the run will read 3.6-4.5 ohms. Hope this helps.