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Freezer Compressor not starting



 
 
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Old July 26th 06, 02:48 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi,

I have a LG Freeze Freezer. It has been working fine for years,
suddenly this morning I found that freezer has not been working since
yesterday and every thing has been defrosted. The freeze is making
"clicking" sound frequently, the lamp is on. The fan seems to be on and
the compressor was warm this morning.

Has any one faced such problem?
May be the compressor is not starting, is there any way to force the
compressor to start?

Will appreciate any help in this regard.

N

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Old July 26th 06, 10:38 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Freezer Compressor not starting

On 25 Jul 2006 18:48:09 -0700, wrote:


Has any one faced such problem?
May be the compressor is not starting,


It will either be the combined start relay and overload protector or
the compressor itself. The clicking sound is the start relay going
through its start cycle. Either the compressor isn't starting
because it's seized or the motor windings have failed or the relay
start contacts have failed.

Start relays are fairly cheap ("universal" ones at about GBP5-10) and
fairly easy to change so it could be worth trying first.

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSea...=WG18957&N=411

shows an illustration of a similar part. They are the small box on
the side of the compressor unit which the wires go to.

http:http://reviews.ebay.com/Whirlpool-Refrigerator-Start-Relay_W0QQugidZ10000000000207460?ssPageName=BUYGD: CAT:-1:LISTINGS:4

is an American guide to replacing a unit.

If it is the compressor there is nothing much you can do except look
at the price of a replacement versus a repair - there often isn't
much difference.

is there any way to force the compressor to start?


No. If you have left it plugged in though it might be worth trying to
unplug it, leaving it an hour and trying again. Very occasionally
the residual heat in the compressor stops the star relay functioning
properly.


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Old July 26th 06, 10:41 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi,

I have a LG Freeze Freezer. It has been working fine for years,
suddenly this morning I found that freezer has not been working since
yesterday and every thing has been defrosted. The freeze is making
"clicking" sound frequently, the lamp is on. The fan seems to be on and
the compressor was warm this morning.

Has any one faced such problem?
May be the compressor is not starting, is there any way to force the
compressor to start?

Will appreciate any help in this regard.

N

The clicking sound is commonly an indication that the pump in the compressor
has seized, the clicking is the TOC cutting out.

You will need a new compressor fitted.



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