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No frost, not aware of any click or buzzing, just sounds like fridge/freezer is running normally, but neither section is keeping cold.
When the compressor is running,,,the coils on the outside are they warm?
Also is the fan outside running? And the fan inside is running?
Coils are not warm, fan inside is running, where is the fan outside is it under the cover at the back not hearing a fan outside.
Ok that fan outside needs to be running. Yes it is located on the outside in the back at the bottom behind the cover. The outside coils should be at least a little warm,,,not warm at all is very bad. Check those again....not hot is ok.
While your back there touch the compressor to be sure thats running.
I ll be back around noon est. I have to head out and do a couple of jobs but I will be back.
Fan is not running, compressor is not going, coils are not warm.
Ok thats not so bad...unplug the unit. Remove the cover that covers the wiring on the compressor.
Pull the relay and overload off and look at the wiring. If the wiring is ok shake those 2 pieces and see if they will rattle. Look for tiny pieces while your shaking in to fall out in
your hand. Let me know.
Do you have a meter?
They look different on different models,,,,but can be identified as the Piece (can be one piece) or 2 pieces that the wiring goes to attached to the compressor. They actually mount on the side of the compressor. Get you a flat screwdriver and carefully pry these pieces a little at a time as they do fit tight. The compressor is the black almost ball shaped thing behind the cover in the back at the bottom behind the cover.
One thing more you should check while you are there
is the compressor warm or hot. Just be sure it that the cord is disconnected from the wall. You do nt want shocked. And if these pieces are good than
electricity could be present.
You can do it.
Thanks for all your help and patience, will get it checked to see if power is going to relay. I know where to go if I need any more help. This is a great site.
I got relay and capasitor checked with a volt meter and both getting power and puting power out. Fan kicks in for just a couple of seconds then shuts off, could it be thermostat?