hello, the 501 f and 501 r are stand alone units ? do you just have them side by side?they are seperate fridges with their own power cords , unless you have a different model #? is this correct? and it is the freezer that is not running? thx randy
They are stand alone units side by side
Model numbers are 501R, 501F
now, neither unit is running
fuse it not popped
but you have the lights and fans running in both?
verifying... on moment
fan runs on freezer (top of unit, black bladed fan) -- no lights
refrigerator - no fan
the fan inside the freezer , not the one by the compressor below , just confirming
that's correct -- not the compressor fan
the fan should not come on till you press the white door switches around the frame ? if you push the ref switch can you hear a fan? there should be 2 on the bottom of the door frame opening
one for lites and the other for the fan
on freezer: push white switch fan (inside) comes onon refrigerator: push white switch fan does not come on
are you sure refrigerator hasnt just reached temp? what if you turn the dial up to max on ref
can you hear it click on? and fan comes on?
refrisgerator: turning dial to max has no result -- no click on; no fan operation
fridge was fine before ? you only had a problem with the freezer
is there any kind of thermal protection on motors? the frig was running while I tried to repair the refrigerator -- maybe components got too hot?
yes -- fridge was fine; the frezer wasn't consistently holding temp so was going to replace thermostat
no there isnt any thermal protection, there is a limiter for the lites that will cut the lites out after 5-10 min
did you notice any frost build up on the freezer coil when you had the back panel off?
no - no build up
with the freezer, if the fan is running then the compressor should be as well, do you hear it clicking ? or can you verify it is running?
control supplies power to the compressor as well as the fan
compressor definitely isn't running - no clicking
fan isnt running when door is open correct? only when you push the switch in
do you know if the fan by the compressor is running right now?
this is odd - freezer just came on with no action on my part
it needs to equalize the pressure ,possibly you didnt wait long enough?
i waited an hour before writing you. do you mean the pressure inside the cabinet?
oddly - frig just turned on too
I have to go to a meal for father's day - thanks for the help. Any insights you have on this behavior would be most appreciated.
whenever you cut power to the compressor and turn it on again it takes 5 min or so for the pressure to equalize , if it took a hour? i would suspect the freezer may have been in a defrost mode at the same time you were working on it ..if both fridge and freezer acted up at the same time it could be a power source issue , because they are seperate fridges
ok -- thanks. have a good Sunday.
if it happens continually then i would look at the power ,possibly a surge ?
have a whole house surge protector so I hope not :)
you too , let me know if any other problems
will do - thank you.