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 Posted: Thu Jan 11th, 2007 05:54 am
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Hi all - got a question I am hoping you can help answer.

I recently bought a 1950's era frigidaire refrigerator to turn into a kegerator (I know, great idea.) Since June it has been working without a hitch, but when I got home from holidays a few days ago, I noticed the ever-frightening leak on the floor. I opened the door and the hombrew was at a measly 45°F. Not ok.

So I checked around to find the problem and after some research decided it was probably the compressor relay (the usual, click, compressor turns on, a few seconds later shuts off, repeat, rinse, etc.) Since this is an older appliance, I am having a hard time finding the part I need. In fact only one place I know has a relay similar to the one I need. Info is below.

Relay info:
Frigidaire 1/8hp YT relay
Model # 5850824
Serial # 102231

Fridge info:
Model # 5400336
Serial #: 34B 46850 (although this may be related to the compressor since it was mounted on the condenser coil support rack)

My question is two pronged.

1. Since the ohm meter turned up nothing, I am assuming this is the culprit. If it is, can anyone see in the attached picture what the problem is and if it's fixable?

2. If it's not fixable and I have to order a new one, can I substitue any old relay that matches the compressor hp I have? Or do I have to find this exact one?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

-gc

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