Unit quit running & compressor was very hot. The next day, I got a new relay (W10189190) & installed it. It ran for almost a day perfect then the same thing (stopped running, clicking noise & compressor very hot). Could this be the problem (bad part) or something making it go bad? I didn't replace the capacitor. HELP!
Answer Hello Rick,
This sounds like a sealed system restriction causing the issue. The sealed system will need to be troubleshot by a Freon authorized technician. The restrictions in these units are normally in the evaporator coil, the heat exchange assembly, or the filter drier. There is the possibility of an inefficient compressor but usually this is not the case if the unit operated normally for a short time after the start relay is replaced.
Refrige making clicking sound.
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I just bought a part you guys suggested and installed it 4 days ago. All was well until today when I noticed it today.The temperature is going up.
You will want to pull the start relay and check to see if it rattles and if it does then the relay is bad and would need to be replaced.
Compressor & fan is not shutting off. Freezer cools to only 35 degrees.
You will want to pull the rear cover of the freezer compartment. Check to see if there is a frost pattern on the evaporator coils. If there is no frost pattern or very little frost just at the top then there is a sealed system issue. If the evaporator coils are completely impacted with ice then there is a defrost issue. Also check to see if the fan in the freezer is operating and check to make sure that the compressor is running and that the condenser fan motor is running. If evaporator is impacted with ice then you will need to check the heater and defrost thermostat for continuity. If either do not have continuity then replace the part that does not have continuity. If they both check ok then replace the defrost control.
My Whirlpool refrigerator is 4 yrs old and not used very much. I plugged it in about 3 months ago and it did not start. The light comes on so it is getting power. I would like to fix it instead of getting a new one so any help is appreciated.
You will want to check to make sure that the unit is not in a defrost cycle. When you look at the control panel in the refrigerator, if you look at the bottom there will be a hole. If you take a flat blade screw driver and stick it in the hole and turn the defrost timer til it clicks, see if the unit cycles on. If not continue to turn til there is another click and you would want to check to make sure that the fans are running and if they are then check to see if the compressor is running. It may be a bad thermostat or a sealed system issue.
My refrigerator is not cooling the freezer has defrosted it make a buzzing sound. The fans are running could it be a relay or is it the compressor. I think the compresssor is running.
Answer Hello Ethan,
If the relay has failed then the compressor would not run. You will want to double check to make sure that the compressor is running. If not then pull relay off and shake. If the relay rattles then the relay is faulty and you would need to replace.