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Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« on: January 10, 2009, 10:43:43 AM »
Hi,
I have a 5 year old KitchenAid fridge with a failed compressor.  On powerup the unit tries to start and buzzes but the overload relay trips within about 5-10 seconds.  I disassembled the relay and it's in good shape, no burn marks.  The compressor is a Brazilian made Tecumseh TPE1380YXA.  According to the Tecumseh cross-refference chart, its a 870 btu, LT-134a unit.  I don't see this particular model readily available on ebay or other online retailers.  I would like to know what other models are compatible and would fit.  Looking for a cheap fix.

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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 12:40:39 PM »
Before you buy a compressor get a tork multiplying hard start kit RC410 and see if that don't get it going.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 02:30:02 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, I've been reading up on these and I'd say it's worth a shot.  This compressor has a run cap, so I'll have to find a kit that supports it.

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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 03:00:40 PM »
Looks like KitchenAid has a 10 year compressor warranty - hopefully that pans out.

http://www.ajmadison.com/ajmadison/itemdocs/Warranty_2323158-W.pdf

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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 09:14:57 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, I've been reading up on these and I'd say it's worth a shot.  This compressor has a run cap, so I'll have to find a kit that supports it.

Hopefully your compressor warranty works out. "IF" it is a bad compressor. If it is the start relay it will not be covered by warranty.
The start kit JW suggested has the appropriate capacitor attached.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 09:30:12 PM »
I believe RCO410 is the correct number for the 3n1 start relay, not RC410.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 12:50:24 PM »
The correct "Hard Start" would be the URCO-410 for units with a run capacitor.  :)
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 12:59:49 PM »
I read your warranty. It does not cover a start relay, if that is your only problem.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 02:12:19 PM »
It goes by many different names Mostly though it is a hard start.  You discard the capacitor,relay,and overload on you compressor. The hard start will have 5 wires  2 of them you connect to the power source. The other 3 have compressor terminals on them. The black wire with a compressor terminal is common and goes on the top pin. The red goes to the bottom right, the white goes to the left.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 03:43:37 PM »
J.W.  :) You are partially right. The correct number for the Supco Hard Start for compressors that came with a run capacitor is URCO-41. I just checked my catalog. It has seven wires (two to the run capacitor).
Also the location of the Common, Start, and Run maybe upside down as this is a foregin made Tecumseh.  O0
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 05:44:52 PM »
OK Iceman that must be a newer style. I will have to make a note of that one.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 08:50:47 AM »
OK Iceman that must be a newer style. I will have to make a note of that one.
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009, 07:53:27 PM »
Good news, after calling around I found the overload and run cap locally and surprisingly cheap - $30 for everything and it was in stock (I know, I was shocked too).  Replaced the parts and the compressor fired right up.  It's been running fine for 4 days now.  The mother-in-law is happy.  Thanks for everyone's help!

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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009, 08:45:36 PM »
Cool. Glad you could get er done!
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Re: Tecumseh TPE1380YXA compressor equivalents
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 09:00:04 PM »
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