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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX iam happy to help you with your question today..when it stops cooling does it go quiet no fan or compressor noise? thx
I can hear the fan. To be honest it is at my mother's so I haven't really spent any time near it. She told me it wasn't working and I went and it was fine. When I just looked earlier and a few minutes ago it sounded like fan but no compressor.
And thank you for picking up my question
,right now it is cooling however? when the fan is running so should the compressor
no, it's sitting at about 65 degrees
65 deg and the fan in the freezer is running? no compressor , your not sure if the compressor is trying to start ? or if it is hot?
let me go look, it's in the other room
well, the fan is running, but I don't think the compressor is, (assuming that is possible). I did here a "click", that sounded like something was trying to turn on and didn't.
ok , that is the compressor trying to start , when the fan comes on the compressor should as well , if the compressor is bad you dont have any cooling in the fridge , the fan just circulates air ,no cooling,..looks like you have a compressor issue ,that is pretty expensive , for a smaller fridge like that it will probably be cheaper to just buy a new one , sometimes you might get lucky and the start relay device is burned up and you can replace that ,but if it looks ok and no burns or melted plastic you would need the compressor itself
this is the start device i was talking about
sorry, that's the relay? and it show signs of burning?
you can try wiggling the wires to the compressor and see if you hear anything or if it starts up
that is the relay , there is a overload , it shouldnt show any signs of shorting or burning
Ok, cool....i guess I'll have to get dusty. Thanks for the advice, I was expecting it would have to be junked
it may still if the relay/overload checks out ,compressor repairs can be $600-$800 nowadays
great, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX that is all I need to know. Well one other thing, is the relay a pretty simple fix.
Ha, I can get a new one for $400, seems like a pretty easy decision. Thanks
yes ,it just clips onto the 3 pins of the compressor ,couple wires ,easy to change , definately check that first
OK, last question for real this time.....I haven't looked that close behind it, should it be exposed or will there be covers to take off?
some have a cover others have a wire that hold it in place
Ok, great, thanks again. I'll go play around with it. Appreciate the help.
covers have a metal band that secures it