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Posted: 1/10/2005 6:39:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 6:53:37 PM EDT by lostwildcat]

anyway, it started working again after i unplugged it for awhile and plugged it back in.


I have a Sears refigerator and freezer.  The compressor stopped working like it did once in the past.  

I used a small fan to cool the compressor thinking it got too hot when we were unloading groceries, but now no cold air. the fan in the back doenst come on nor the compressor?

Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated as we just bought groceries....
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:41:22 PM EDT
paging Dr. Fridge
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 7:50:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
paging Dr. Fridge



tag by mrs for him...he is busy in his "office"  
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:10:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lostwildcat:
anyway, it started working again after i unplugged it for awhile and plugged it back in.


I have a Sears refigerator and freezer.  The compressor stopped working like it did once in the past.  

I used a small fan to cool the compressor thinking it got too hot when we were unloading groceries, but now no cold air. the fan in the back doenst come on nor the compressor?

Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated as we just bought groceries....



One of two things. Thermostat is "teh fucked" or you are in defrost. I opt for the defrost timer first. Usually behind the light shield in the refrig. Its gonna be a round red or grey "screw" turn it clockwise a couple of clicks... does the compressor kick on?

Is the compressor hot?

if the others dont work, rap on the thermostat with the end of a screw driver. DONT SMASH IT, just hit it lightly and see if that kicks on the thermostat. If not, take the thermostat out CAREFULLY!! DO NOT BREAK THE CAPILLARY SENSING TUBE!!! Use an ohm meter to see if you have continuity.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRICITY, CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:19:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By lostwildcat:
anyway, it started working again after i unplugged it for awhile and plugged it back in.


I have a Sears refigerator and freezer.  The compressor stopped working like it did once in the past.  

I used a small fan to cool the compressor thinking it got too hot when we were unloading groceries, but now no cold air. the fan in the back doenst come on nor the compressor?

Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated as we just bought groceries....



One of two things. Thermostat is "teh fucked" or you are in defrost. I opt for the defrost timer first. Usually behind the light shield in the refrig. Its gonna be a round red or grey "screw" turn it clockwise a couple of clicks... does the compressor kick on?

Is the compressor hot?

if the others dont work, rap on the thermostat with the end of a screw driver. DONT SMASH IT, just hit it lightly and see if that kicks on the thermostat. If not, take the thermostat out CAREFULLY!! DO NOT BREAK THE CAPILLARY SENSING TUBE!!! Use an ohm meter to see if you have continuity.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRICITY, CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN!!!



Thanks Drfridge!  I never knew there was a defrost timer...  The compressor was very hot when i looked at it, thus i thought there might be some kind of heat switch on it.  I bet it was in defrost mode though, seems like i lasted a long time?  Maybe it started as we were putting up groceries, and caused the fridge to feel warm inside...

anyway, thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:59:45 AM EDT
Clean the dust off of the coils.  If it's not transferring heat well thru the coils, the compressor get overheated.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:25:28 AM EDT
I changed the defrost timer on my mom's box, and it works like a champ, it was bought in 1966!
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