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Brian I have a Maytag Performa PBB2255GEW that wasnt keeping

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Brian I have a Maytag Performa PBB2255GEW that wasn't keeping anything cold. Suspect the freezer door was left open. Anyway, based on your answer to someone else with a similar problem, they were advised that since the fan and motor were still running it was probably the overload relay for the compressor. I purchased the one for my model and we replaced it. When we plugged in the refrigerator everything seemed to be working fine and the fan and compressor were running. It seemed like the freezer was starting but not much up top.l We left it to wait for it to get cold, came back and the fan wasn't working and the compressor was extremely hot. Does this sound like it is the compressor and if so will I need to replace again the overload relay and now the run capacitator too?

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On the compressor, does it say Techmsah or have a picture of a Blue Indian?

 

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I really wanted to use you because I was referring back to an answer that you gave to someone else that I found on here about the very same issue. He asked me a question though so I answered him.

well he knows what he's doing so if you want go ahead and talk to Chas. if he cant help then I will try. thanks , Bryan
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay

Again what is the compressor you have on your unit? Is it a Techumsah or have a blue indian on it.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is a blue Indian in the corner do you want the number too and which number?
Your problem is a major one, your unit has a Techmsah compressor in it, Maytag used these in a number of Performa Fridges, I have replaced over 100 of these over the course of the last 6 years, Maytag purchsed many of these compressors and they were terribly made, the start windings in them go out, Changing the capacitor will not help it, as it is only hooked to the run windings of the compressor. Replacing this compressor will cost over $500 to do, you most likely if you listen near the compressor a hum and a click every few minutes. If you decide to replace the compressor you can call A&E Factory Service to have it done at 1.800.905.9505 as they are an authorized servicer for this make of fridge. You cannot replace this yourself as you have to have a license to do it...




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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Why does it take a license to do it? What if someone were handy? How much is a compressor was the $500 with it installed?

You have to have a lincene to reover the refridgerent by law on a refrigerator.. The replacement compressor is about $325 and the labor to install it, which would be between $175 to $200, if you wish to attempt it yourself you can click on the blue link below to order the complete kit minus the refridgerent.

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