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GE Profile Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« on: November 24, 2009, 12:11:44 PM »
I was just wondering if a Supco 3-in-1 start kit can be used on these newer refrigerators with all the bells and whistles on them or do I have to use a specific relay and overload for them?

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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 03:41:49 PM »
Yes they will start and run the new refrigerators.
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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 06:43:46 PM »
Thanks. I thought it could but wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to keep it hooked up permanently. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 08:11:45 PM »
The OEM relay is best. However,the Hard Start relay works fine.
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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 09:48:38 PM »
Some of them newer compressors are DC volt ain't they?
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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 10:51:27 PM »
Yes and as much as I like to use the hard starts I am having to double check the compressors before I hook the relays up.And the omh readings really are different.

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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 07:53:02 AM »
I haven't come across a DC compressor yet. How do you tell if it is DC and how does the pot ring out differently?

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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 01:26:48 PM »
I hear the dc compressor have 2 pins instead of 3. The speed of the motor inside the compressor is varried to save energy. The brain speeds up the compressor or slows it down according to demand. I might be wrong. Have been before
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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 01:49:26 PM »
Yes, some techs. like them, some don't.

When i first started doing appliance repair back in 1987, i used to love using them, it seemed to solve all the compressor start and run issues, but as they have changed the compressor design in the early 90's , i saw that the 3 in 1 ones that i was putting on would start failing on some compressors, so from then on, i quit using them all together, except for a emergency, till the original relay/overload part I ordered arrived.

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Re: Can A Supco 3-in-1 be used on Newer Refrigerators?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 01:55:54 PM »
I keep a HS in my tools connected to a suicide cord. It makes it east to tell quickly if the compressor has a problem or I have to look further. I try to get the original relay if I can. Sometimes that is not possible so the HS is a great product.
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