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 Posted: Thu Dec 27th, 2007 01:26 pm
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make sure the fridge is unplugged and with the assembly off the compressor...set your meter to the setting that looks like an upside down horseshoe at the lowest setting..when you touch the leads together it should beep or read to 0 this shows continuity or not.....insert the leads into the 2 pins that are sxs each other and see what it does if nothing it's bad (should be because you said it rattles...tale tale sign) if it does read could be good but I doubt it



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Am I supposed to be touching the meter to the two rods coming out of the compressor, or into the two spaces in the assembly where those rods go? The first time I even looked at the inner workings of a refrigerator was two days ago, so I need everything explained in the simplest terms possible, thanks.

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hats a good question...actually both....to check the relay put the terminals inside the 2 female slots on the relay.....to actaully check the compressor you need to go between all 3 posts on the compressor and they should all read about the same (low ohms range 2-3 ish)



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Relay gets nothing, compressor goes about 5-6 instead of 3-4. What now? Buy new relay? Can I just cut those wires on the relay side? the red one goes to a clip, and I thought the blue one did, too, but it seems to wind around and go behind the condenser, so I don't think I can get to it.

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that is higher than I like...I thought the relay would check bad (hence all my refrences to the rattle)...the wires should pull off or out if not then you will need to cut them and re-attatch the new.....just pay attention to the location where they hook up...to verify you can check continuity between the female slots and the wires (locations)....I would go ahead and order the new relay assembly from repair clinic ...just in case it doesn't fix it then you can return it for a refund.....I hope you have the one the wires will pull out of..tis way if the compressor ends up being bad and it has to be replaced under warranty it will look undisturbed...



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Well, I guess this is a good place to start. I will probably be back for help putting it all back together. Thank you.

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your welcome....check back anytime



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huckabjr wrote: I'm not sure if I'm using this meter right...the readings jump all over the place, from 15 to 0.5 and back again...I've never used one of these before...makes me feel like an idiot. Anyway, the relay thing I pulled off the compressor definitely rattles when shaken, so what do I do now, and how do I get the thing all the way out? Right now it's still connected with these two wires that I can't figure out how to disconnect.

Not to worry about the meter, if the relay rattles, and sounds like sand or rocks are inside, just replace the relay.  I am not sure what kind of relay/overload this compressor has, but some times the push on connectors will not come off easy.  If you want to get them off, you have to insert a very small screwdriver or thin blade into the connector to move a tab up out of a hole before they will come off.  Second method is just cut them off, and crimp on new ones.  Another choice is to buy a three in one hard start kit, and replace everything with one device.  I think you have found the problem, now all you have to do is replace the bad part.  Good luck.

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Part link to the relay, if it proves to be bad:

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=890812



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Found the part locally, and all is well now. Will contribute to the beer fund instead. Thank you.

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congrats on the repair, now wasn't that much easier than having to call a tech out ;)



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good fix huck...think of all the money you saved  :dude:



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Thank you all, and I'm glad I saved the $$ both on not calling a repair person, and not having to replace the fridge...also, my husband thinks I am THE WOMAN now, lol!

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with all the money you saved he ought to splurge for dinner and a movie this weekend....jsut throwin something out there ;)



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huckabjr wrote: Thank you all, and I'm glad I saved the $$ both on not calling a repair person, and not having to replace the fridge...also, my husband thinks I am THE WOMAN now, lol!

I think you should expect something special from your husband, but I can't say what here.

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