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roper side by side ref not cold at all
« on: May 02, 2010, 03:34:11 PM »
lost power the other night now nothing is cold. where to start?? please help, shrimp is defrosted!!

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 04:40:26 PM »
Can you hear the compressor running? Is the fan in the freezer running?

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 04:50:43 PM »
fan is running but dont hear compressor kick

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 04:57:10 PM »
1. Check to see if you have power to the compressor with a volt meter.

2. If you have power to the compressor then check the start and run winding with a ohm meter to make sure the windings are not open or shorted to ground.

3. If you have power to the compressor and the windings ohm out ok then replace the start relay.

I tried to look up a start relay for your model but could not find any info on the model number you listed.

Are you sure that is the correct model number?


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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 04:59:41 PM »
r522aqkkq00, compressor is hot help any?

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 05:03:36 PM »
r522aqkkq00, compressor is hot help any?

Still not a correct model number.

Have you done any of the things AJ said?

If your compressor is hot I would guess it's one of two things.

A bad compressor or a bad start relay.

Are you able to check the compressor winding with a ohm meter as AJ suggested?

If not then your best bet is to replace the start relay with a new one. The start relay mounts to the side of the compressor.

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 05:06:28 PM »
If your compressor is real hot then it could still be a bad relay keeping all windings powered up and causing internal overload shutdown. Seen it.
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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 05:07:21 PM »
kellonnie I was under the impression from reading your old post that you were a appliance service technician.

Are you?

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 05:13:22 PM »
Shrimp defrosting? Quick boil some water and toss in some Zataran's
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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 05:23:02 PM »
rs22aqxkq00

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 05:24:17 PM »
not finished with the refer part of training right now i only do washers and dryers....for now..

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 05:28:35 PM »
not finished with the refer part of training right now i only do washers and dryers....for now..

Then you should understand how to use a volt/ohm meter.

Check the compressor as I suggested with a meter. If the compressor checks ok then replace the start relay.

I looked up your model number and the start relay is part # 8201786.

WHIRLPOOL 8201786 Compressor Starting Device Kit, AP3885081



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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 05:31:56 PM »
compressor checks out.....will get start relay tomorrow....now im a jr diy? aww man......when i started i didnt wanna do refer....

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 05:35:26 PM »
aww thank you :)

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Re: roper side by side ref not cold at all
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2010, 05:40:59 PM »
compressor checks out.....will get start relay tomorrow....now im a jr diy? aww man......when i started i didnt wanna do refer....

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not finished with the refer part of training right now i only do washers and dryers....for now..

Are you currently going to school someplace?

Refrigerators are not any hard to repair then any other appliance.
The most difficult part of repairing refrigerators would be sealed system work, but most of the time there is nothing wrong with the sealed system

Most of the time you will be replacing start relays, fans, defrost timers, control boards and cold controls or thermostats.

Easy money... ;)

 

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