Replaced both the relay and the overload now the compressor want kick over to start cooling. As notice the compressor and the relay getting hot when removing all replaced parts. Thanks
Answer Hello Darrell,
If you wired the parts correctly, the compressor has failed. It is, however, very common to mis-wire the start device so before you condemn the unit, make sure it is wired correctly. The red wire should connect to the white device, (overload), and the white wire should connect to terminal 2 on the start relay. If there is no capacitor, you are done. If t6here is a capacitor, it should connect from one side of the relay to the other.
Refrigerator trips outlet after being plugged in for 10 minutes or so. Unit does not cool. No fans are running. All lights are on. Any help?
Answer Hello Scott,
Does the unit trip the breaker when the compressor tries to come on? If so, you probably have a shorted winding in the compressor. If not, you will need to check the unit closer and provide more information so we can make a better diagnosis. We also need the model number from the units' I.D. tag so we can pull a wiring diagram for diagnostic reasons.
Freezer and cooler do not get cold. Cpmpressor and fans seem to be running ok. I had the unit unplugged while I cleaned the coils and when I lplugged it back in the unit got cold again. Then after being plugged in for a while it stopped working again. What should I check 1st and how do I check it? What would be the 2nd and 3rd most likely suspect parts?
You will want to check the coils in the freezer and make sure that they are not impacted with ice. If they are then there is a defrost issue in which you would want to do a continuity test on the defrost thermostat and defrost heater. If they check ok then the defrost timer/adc board would need replaced. If the coils check ok then you will want to check to make sure that the evaporator fan motor is running and if not check for 120 vac to the fan motor and if there is voltage present then replace the fan motor. Also check the condenser fan motor the same way. Check for 120 vac. These would be the most common reasons for the unit not cooling.