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Offline beutke

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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 12:12:47 PM »
Then fan is still running when the buzzing and clicking goes on.  Yes, it ran last night and has been running since.  It only fails intermitantly and most times will retart on it's own after a couple attempts.  If I am there and hear it and it doesn't start after the second attempt I unplug it and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Every time I plug it back in it takes right off.  Never has gotten hot either, just warm. 

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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 12:49:37 PM »
Was the new part exactly like the old one?
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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 01:11:24 PM »
Repairman is right. The compressor is creating your problem. The start winding in the compressor is most likely getting weak.
Just for argument sake,double check your L1 and Neutral wires to the relay. Is it hooked the same as the original part?
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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 01:39:39 PM »
I keep a HS410 Hard start kit in my junk, at this point I would install it and see if the compressor keeps going and that might extend the life of the compressor a little bit.
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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 01:50:24 PM »
Yes, the parts are OEM from electrolux and seem to be nearly identical, other than having to wire in a plug for the replacement relay.  I am positive it is wired correctly.  Does anyone know the horsepower of this compressor?  Should I try the 410 hard start (1/4-1/3hp) or the smaller 810 model (1/12-1/5hp).

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Thanks for the advice

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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2010, 02:53:06 PM »
1/4.1/3 is what you want.
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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2010, 03:09:49 PM »
Hs 410 is what you want, an hs810 is for a chest freezer
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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2010, 06:50:16 PM »
Don't put much food in the unit after you put that hard start on,because when the winding goes and it will, you will lose more food.

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Re: Frigidaire SXS Compressor Not Starting
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2010, 08:00:36 PM »
That is right you could lose some food or then again it might last another 10 years.  ;D
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