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 Posted: Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 01:07 am
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if item 3-c is open then the compressor will not kick in

this is the compressor overload it is a cheap part, easy to replace

bypass it for a minute or 2 just to see if it will come on, kimosabe

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"there is a piece about 1 inch around and 3/4 inches thick that shows a spark inside"

I would sure be careful doing this and not be anywhere near the compressor trying this, by-passing the safety device on the compressor, if it blows a terminal it will be like a 22 bullet going off and somebody could get dead or worse...this sparking is telling me the compressor is shorted or grounded...

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what you should do is check first to see if any of the 3 pins coming out of the compressor is shorted to the compressor

If you find a dead short from any of the 3 pins to the case of the compressor then she is bad

these coffee can compressors can blow real easy if shorted

I have one of these compressors you could have if you lived near here.

It is out of a 5000 btu frederich window unit,nothing wrong with it.

 



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Interestingly enough, the three pins are not shorted to the compressor case...  However,  If the C-3 part is not very expensive, I would rather buy one and test it than short it.  Cave doesn't need sun roof.  If there is indeed a short in the compressor, it would have to be within one of the winds (I assume).  Also, what would cause a short after many days of usage with no changes to location or being  jarred or anything that you would assume to cause failure....? (poor workmanship?)  I thank you for the offer on the compressor, but think I will try to replace C-3 first to see what happens.  When cycled with all parts in tact and failing to start compressor, the compressor does get quite warm.  (my first instinct is that the short is causing that heat).  Now to see if the short is compressor or part (C-3).  Thank you all again!

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One more thought...  If I test C-3 and it shows no break in circuit when I use multimeter wouldn't that mean no break?  Wouldn't that put the short full on the compressor?   hmmmmmmmmmmmm  The plot thickens..

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when that particular compressor is funtioning normally, its gets hot as you know where anyway. Over time that overload can get weak,it may have continuity but it may not stand up to the torment of sitting on top of that compressor.Does it smell or have a burned spot on the base of it.

If it turns out replacing the overload does not do it then you could try this torque multiplier it is called a hard start, It has a booster in it to help the compressor kick over.

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Yep....when you checked the compressor terminals for ground did you have the meter set on 1K and go from each terminal to a freon line or the evaperator coil after the wires were removed from the compressor?  if the needle even twitches it is grounded....also with your meter on X1 see what readings you get between the three terminals, the value you get from two will equal the third, cannot remember which two equal the third right now....if all three peg out the meter on x1 you have problems, the windings would be fused internally, should read like 2-3, or 3-4 or 5-7 ohms, somewhere in that range.



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First, I checked each contact on compressor to the copper...  I got  zero zero and zero.  Not even a little twitch!  Then I checked each contact to the others..  I got 3.8, 2.9 and 1.1.   So I assume that there isn't a short in the winds of the compressor.  That means either C-3 or a computer board is the culprit.  Any way I can check         C-3???  Any other ideas?

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Sorry dyslexia....  I meant 3-C...

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I imagine it could be an overload going bad, I have not seen this in all of the 29 years of reparing window units, but anything is possible these days...



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