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Okay let's get started, first off is there any frost on the back panel inside the freezer? Second is the fan running in the freezer? Also can you pull the refrigerator away from the wall and get down in the back near the compressor? Do you hear any clicking or buzzing coming from the compressor?
No, there is no frost on the inside of the Freezer up the back of it. I am hearing a fan noise, but I am used to it periodically making more noise than it is now.
We pulled it out a few weeks ago and there was not any clicking or buzzing
So I need to buy a new compressor? How much are they usually going to cost to replace?
No not the compressor itself just the start device that's plugged onto the side of it, there is just two wires that go to this and you can take a screwdriver and pop it off the side of the compressor, if you have a voltmeter you can see whether the hundred and 20 V going to the relay, you can order this for $28.35 at
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Start-Device/1159182?modelNumber=SQD26VW this should take care of your problem, thanks, Bryan
When we tested the volts with a meter it is showing recieving 120 Volts. When we got in there the compressor was very warm to the touch.
The compressor is a round device, different from the picture above. The fridge is a 1990 model if that helps.
Yes the compressor is warm because the relay is not starting it so it currently gets warm inside trying to start replace the relay and that should take care of it, thanks, Bryan
PS the compressor itself is round but is the relay the same as the one I showed you? Is the part plugged onto the side of the compressor you can take a screwdriver unplugged refrigerator first and try that relay off you don't need to replace the entire compressor
if I understand correctly, since my fan is running the compressor is also running? also, is the back panel inside the freezer?