Author Topic: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW  (Read 2660 times)

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 11:44:48 PM »
Thanks Niobrara,

I'll double check on the board, & with the customer, and do that. 

I'd really like to learn about boards.  It'd be great to look at these thingamajigs the same way we look at a WP Direct Drive Washers.  General, almost Complete understanding.

I guess that's why "we're always learning" is a common refrain amongst Appliance Guys.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »
Resolution:

There was 120v at J7/9.  I checked continuity to the relay, and it was good.  Put the relay back on, nothing.  Pulled off relay, and checked voltage through it, 120v.

Put cheater cord w/ hard start back on & compressor started up.  Put fridge back together & tried again.  Nothing.  Click...Click.  Felt compressor, and it was jolting ever so slightly w/ every click.

Reasoned that the compressor was on its way out.  Offered hardstart option to customer.  Customer declined hardstart or new compressor.

Bye Bye fridge.

This is the second time in two weeks that I've had a wacky compressor.  Windings check out, no grounding, starts w/ hardstart, not w/ oem relay.  Frustrating.  Gotta start using a cheater cord w/ cheap generic relay.

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 06:44:08 PM »
You cannt use hard start on those compressors

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 09:00:32 PM »
why?  is it a variable speed one?

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Re: Relay replacement conflict: GE fridge SSH25KFRFWW
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »
The newer compressors will run on a hard start, for a very short time then fail ,they need the relay designed for them.With the newer control boards it is very important that they be matched as designed. The older compressors we all installed hard starts even used them in place of relays a lot. The new compressors that does not work.

 

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