What do you mean by "with both ends connected"?
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So where do I put the leads? I know at the inverter end, but where, exactly, do I place each lead to measure the voltage? This may sound stupid, but I don't know if I am making contact with the actual wire.
This is what I did: I inserted my red lead into each pin at the harness of the J15 on the board, with the harness attached, and got a little less than 1 volt DC, with the multimeter set at 20. I then tested the other end, the end that goes into the inverter, by disconnecting the harness there, and came up with the same, less than 1 volt DC reading on each.
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Good afternoon, can you remove the plug on the compressor and test power at the connector shown here?
I know that goes to the pins on the condenser, but that's one I haven't been able to get to. To the left of the condenser there is a gray cover that I am not sure how to remove. Just to the left of the cover is the inverter, butted right up against it.
Just some additional information on what I've done so far. The J15, with the wires removed, measures 7.6 vdc between the red and the white, if that's how I am supposed to measure it. All wires connected, the J15 puts out 5 vdc. Disconnected I read it is supposed to be higher than that.
Also testing between J8 and J7, pin 9, I get no AC out to the condenser. Nor do I get any AC out of J9 to J7, pin 9.
Yes. Not sure how to remove that to get to the plug.
I'm off and on myself. On now.
It looks like my last question didn't take. I have brown and orange wires that terminate at a plastic connecter, where the orange continues to another orange wire, and the brown connects to a black wire that goes to the inverter. I do get 117 VAC from the brown wire. 7.6 VDC with red and white J15 disconnected, and 5VDC with the connector plugged in.
I think I said before, that I am having a hard time getting to those pins. There is a gray cover that I don't know how to remove. The inverter is in the way.
There was a single screw facing forward at the base of the inverter behind some foam glued over it. Wish my hands were smaller... I get 6.8 ohms across each combo of pins.
Just to throw it out there, I disconnected my ice maker, and removed it to look for the thermistor. I don't think that would cause any problems, but thought I'd mention it in case there is an electrical loop that needs the icemaker wiring hooked up.
Hi Tom. I just got back from vacationing, and am back to work. I will replace the inverter next week. If that is the problem, and the fridge works, I will rate you with excellent service. i just don't want to close things up when I still have a broken fridge. Thanks.
Tom, I ordered the inverter and am waiting for it. The day it arrives I will plug it in and rate your service. Thanks.
Hi Tom. The inverter arrived today, but does not look like the original. The connector appear to be the same, but instead of a gray plastic housing, it's a metal housing with a smaller gray plastic housing inside. Should I just go ahead and connect it? Thanks.
A followup... since all three connectors looked the same, for the most part, and all fit, I went ahead and wired it up. One immediate difference I noted was that I can feel the condenser vibrating a bit. Didn't do that before. Will keep you posted. It's really hot here today, so will let you know if I detect cooling in the fridge. Hope this does it!
After an hour or so, the grid in the top part of the freezer is clearly cold. The fridge though, is not yet cooling. The condenser is very hot to the touch.
I read another thread that said if the condenser was too hot to touch, that is a problem. The freezer side was starting to get cold, but I am worried about the condenser heat. I turned it off. Since I disassembled the freezer section, which has a fan under it on the freezer side, could that be the problem? Just want to play it safe. Thanks. Right now that fan was blowing, but just hanging in the freezer until i reinstall it.
Okay. I will attach the freezer fan and plug it back in when I get home. Thanks.
After putting everything back together, and waiting hours, the freezer section is cool, but the fan does not run in the freezer section, and the condenser is hot enough to burn my fingers if left on it for more than a second or two. The temp in the fridge is 78 degrees after three hours. It is simply not working, and I am disconnecting again.
This morning the freezer and fridge were both very cold. I don't know why it took so long for the fan to come on, but it appears to be working now. Thank you for your patience and help. One last question: The connector from the J15 to the inverter, since testing it, does not have a really good connection. Is there any reason why I shouldn't eliminate that connector and simply hardwire the connection? Thank you.