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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 11:36:26 PM »


If your diagram looks like this.


And your compressor looks like this.


Then the bottom one on the compressor should have the black common wire going to it.

The Red Run wire will go on the top left on the compressor.
The white Start wire will go on the top right on the compressor.

    R        S
   red     white

         C
       Black

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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2009, 11:57:37 PM »
Thank you WPT That's how I had it hooked up before. The 3 in 1 relay I have is a Supco  Solid State Overload combination. I hooked it back up like you said and now the relay is getting really hot. The compressor and everything is working. There diagram says Red to R and Black to C and White to S.  What a pain lol :-\ I just worry the stupid thing will catch fire. The first time I had it hooked up, like you suggested and how I now have it the relay gets hot and the compressor probably gets hot were my hand can only sit on it for maybe 1 min they way they say to hook it up the relay doesn't get hot but the compressor is so hot that if you touch it it burns your figures.

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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 12:12:54 AM »
If you had it wrong or the compressor was bad then the dang thang would quit in 5 or 10 minutes.The fact that it is still going is a good thang.
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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2009, 12:17:10 AM »
You may have a bad compressor.

If you can I would unplug it. Let everything cool off and then plug it in to try it again.

Unless you have a clamp on amp meter to use. Then clamp it on the black wire and tell us what it reads. :)

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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009, 01:01:31 AM »
 I wish I had a clamp amp. It does seem to work fine Just dont get why its running so hot maybe it is in defrost mode I notice when I swapped the wires back it runs alot longer and then the compressor stopps but when it was the other way the compressor would kick on run for a couple seconds and shut off then do it again in a couple mins.

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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 07:19:45 AM »
If the compressor is running hot and you had trouble with it starting up, it is exhibiting classic signs of a restriction, probably in the cap tube or drier. Again, measuring the run load amps of the compressor will tell you a lot,.

If you provide a complete model number, including prefix, we might could find a tech sheet fo you.
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Re: Kenmore Cold Spot Troubles
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 01:21:57 PM »
 IT seems to be running fine today its kicks on for about 20 mins to a 30mins and stays off for about the same time. The compressor is warm (hot if you hold your hand on there for more then 2 mins but is way cooler then it was. When we moved the fridge from storage We had to lay it on its side. I was told on this kind of fridge it shouldnt matter but I still waited awhile to turn it on. Maybe the oil cause restriction and thats what caused it to heat up who knows maybe even blow the first relay. :-\Just happy its working thank you everyone

 

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