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Offline PotteryMan

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Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« on: October 18, 2013, 11:27:42 AM »
Hi there...

I have a refrigerator that has become a small hobby project to fix.  It was in a rental house and has been replaced.  Now I am trying to repair it as a spare.

So here is the deal:

Relay and overload were burned up on the compressor.  I replaced the relay and overload with new OEM parts.  It is wired correctly.  When plugged in the compressor will run for 15-30 seconds then the overload kicks  in and the compressor turns off.

Any advice on how to test the compressor?... or what I should test next would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 11:46:34 AM »
Take a hardstart kit wired to a 110v jumper cord & see if it runs.  If not compressor shot for sure.
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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 12:14:00 PM »
Like a Supco RCO410?  And when you say jumper cord, you mean wire it directly to a wall cord and bypass the fridge wiring harness for the test?

Thanks

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 02:47:54 PM »
You just put in O.EM relay and overload parts and the compressor does not start.You said you wired it right.You just tested the compressor.BAD COMPRESSOR.

Offline gscrandall

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 01:23:23 AM »
dab147315 is correctYour compressor is bad.and Never use a Rco410 thats old school. All the new compressors are smaller horse power,it will only short to ground. You can try a rco810 or uro810 if it works It will be temporary. If your lucky 3-12 months.

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 03:12:25 AM »
You are right, the hard start kits will burn open windings as the unit will overpower the windings. Also, it has no thermal overload protection, and very poor
 power overload protection. They also have caused house fires. The only compressors I have seen that will survive this is the GE proprietary compressors.

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 09:42:57 AM »
Thanks for the advice!   I will have a pro replace the compressor when I get some extra money.

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 12:15:25 PM »
Maytag had a recall on these for the burnt relays.  If the relay caused the compressor to fail, Maytag will provide a new compressor. Or, at least what they did for my mother.  She still had to pay the labor to install the compressor.  Check your model and serial number here, to see if it's recalled.

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2013, 04:10:23 PM »
It is definitely on the recall list.  Thanks!

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Re: Maytag mzd2766ge Compressor Problems
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 12:18:04 PM »
Just a quick update.  Compressor was replaced for free by MayTag.  Thanks for the heads up tgoods.  $0 dollars out of pocket repair! :thanks:

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