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Can you look inside the freezer on the back wall and see if theres frost on it ? also is the fan running in the freezer ?
As I wrote, it's been off for 1 day so no, no frost. Don't recall seeing any frost when it was running good.
Yes the fan is running, but as I wrote, the air is not cold.
I removed 4 screws, but the panel is still attached to something behind it.
I'm working on #1. Looks like its captured at 2 pls at the top and bottom, but I can't seem to release from panel. any trick to this?
There is no knob on my unit (per illustration). It is fastened in at least 6 places--2 across the top, 2 midway and near bottom of sides. They 're molded into part. They are L-shaped and fit into rectangular slots in the panel.
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I got the cover off--broke 1 of 6 tabs, but let's proceed. Removed the ice maker connections and panel came free. It's been running for 5 min now.
Is it important to have the panel with the fan mounted to it IN PLACE while running it?
Well, I set it back loose but in place, and the fan is running and the doors are closed. OK?
Also there is tubing and lots of fins. Specifically, what info will you need when I look at this stuff?
Hi again. OK, so looking at the coil assembly, there is no frost--none on any surface--it's clean and bright.
Is the compressor the rectangular part with a fan mounted to it, or the elliptical shaped can next to it?
OK. It feels very still and is nearly too hot to touch.
To your knowledge, what is the largest part in the photo? I don't see that in my unit. Is that a cover? Also after I buy the kit and instal it, I will contact you again to verify that is is the fix. How do I do that?
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Hi, I'm back. The new parts are installed. Before I turn it on, in the instructions, there is a NOTE: Instal Green/Yellow ground wire to compressor ground. There wasn't a wire attached to this terminal to begin with. all green/yellow wires (there are 3 leads) are screwed to the refrig. chassis, and I don't see any unconnected leads. Is this OK?
Also, do I have to let the compressor cool off before I Plug it in?
It has been off and cooling for over an hour. It's still warm to the touch.
About 10 seconds after I plugged it in, there was an audible "click" sound.
Then, about every 2 or 3 min, I would hear it again. The compressor does not seem to be vibrating, and the air from the freezer fan is not cold.
No. What would be all the possible things I would have to do to get this thing back to normal. The comp. alone is $375.
I don't like the odds. At this point, if I have a guy come out and just fix it, the cost is more than new. If I get a compressor, whether new or used, and I install it, I need to know(based on your experience) that this alone is the solution. If you have ANY doubt that after installing a compressor, there could be another issue, I would like to hear it so I can make a decision.
Just for the record, by "rating", do you mean read the owners' reviews or is this an industry rating system for quality?
ok, Bryan, thanks for your input.