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Is the fan near the compressor running?
yes. The diagnostic sheet calls it the evaporator fan.
Sorry, my mistake the sheet calls it the condensor fan. Anyway the fan by the compressor does run.
I am not beside the fridge right now, I don't have internet access there. I can check the resistance across the three posts. Any idea what they should be?
If it isn't a faultly compressor what else could it be?
Thanks for the spec sheet, it was right under my nose.
The compressor is a Embraco EMX70.
Start coil 5.9 ohms
Run coil 4.1 ohms
Across both coils 9.5ohms
The first two seem to be within tolerance.
No noticeable nics or dents in the piping back there. There is some orange discolouration in the bottom of a plastic pan under the condensor fan.
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Thanks for your help Chas. After checking the compressor I agree with your assessment. I'll let you know if that doesn't solve the problem.
Just FYI, it turns out that while the compressor motor was fine, the compressor pump had failed. So I'm scrapping the unit since a repair costs as much as a new fridge.
Yes, it was only one year warranty, I didn't buy the extended warranty. Thanks for the help anyway.