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HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A SAMSUNG OVERLOAD RELAY IS WORKING OR…

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HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A SAMSUNG OVERLOAD RELAY IS WORKING OR NOT?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

2012 RF266AERS/XAA01

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I already changed the main board and then the invertor board started flashing.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

4 flashes

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There is no overload relay with an inverter board. Inverter boards mean that the compressor is a variable speed compressor so there is no need for an overload relay. That being said, if you replaced the inverter board and you still get 4 flashes, your compressor itself has failed and needs to be replaced. There really are no other options.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Do you know of a reasonable rate to having a compressor changed?

Typically the cost is around $650-700 for these variable speed compressors.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Basically, after changing motherboard, inverter board and compressor relay, I need to change the compressor itself. Bot***** *****ne right?

That is correct unfortuantely. The error told you the only possibilities were the compressor or the inverter board so those other things you replaced were really unnecessary.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It's ok. sounds like i"m going to have to pay for a tech to come out to replace compressor or just buy a new fridge. I appreciate your help.thank you

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