How do I remove the Overload for the compressor. I can see it on the compressor but when you try to move it, it does nothing. Want to see if something inside might be broken but cant get it off to rattle it and see if it is broken. Would like to order one but not sure if it is bad or not.
Answer Hello Dave,
Sometimes there will be a wire retainer and if it has been serviced before, there may be a wire tie holding it on the compressor. Remove which ever it has and with the unit unplugged, slip a flat bladed screwdriver between the start device and the compressor. You will be able to carefully slip it off.
How can I check the overload part on my refrigerator? So that I can determine if it's good or bad before ordering a replacement.
Answer Hi Ray. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics. Use the R x 1 scale and put the 2 meter leads together momentarily to verify the meters ohm scale is working. You normally read .01 or .02 ohms resistance in the leads itself - normal. This tells you the meters 9v battery is good. If you are hearing a heavy "Click" every few seconds then either the overload is bad or the compressor windings are bad. After you remove the overload and let it cool completely, it should read approx. 4-6 ohms cold. If it rattles as well then the ptc disk inside is bad. Overload part # 4387938. Thank you.