Author Topic: Rerfrigerator and lightning  (Read 1964 times)

Offline cyberclone

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 1
Rerfrigerator and lightning
« on: November 24, 2008, 02:54:58 PM »
I have a Kenmore Model 596.58642890 which just quit working.  I can hear the relay start thing clicking, but compressor will not start or run.  I am wondering if this could have been caused by a lightning strike as we lost our irrigation system box and some irrigation water lines to lightning a week ago.

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Rerfrigerator and lightning
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 05:46:07 PM »
Replace the start relay. They lean towards inexpensive.
If not the relay your compressor could be fried.
If you have a volt/ohm meter you can check the 3 pins on the compressor C-S-R. Also check each pin to ground on the compressor dome or the refrigerant tubing.
No VOM do the start relay and hope for the best.
OR, call a qualified technician.
Take a Kid fishing.

 

lightning and frig

Started by mr.piglit

Replies: 5
Views: 1816
Last post May 14, 2011, 09:55:59 PM
by appdoc