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Offline wfourney

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crosley fridge not cooling
« on: April 28, 2011, 08:14:59 AM »
I have a crosley fridge that I believe is made by Frigidaire because it looks a lot like my Frigidaire.  It is not cooling.  The compresser makes a noise, but the piping to the coil does not get hot.

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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 10:49:19 PM »
Is the noise a Buzzing then a click.. or is the normal running noise?
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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 08:43:59 AM »
Compressor is not starting, relay overload. (If you are lucky.)

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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 10:41:13 AM »
The noise is not a buzz or click, it just seems like the compressor running.  Of course there are fans and such running so I may be confused, but if I put my hand on it I can feel vibration.

Can a guy check the overload with a volt meter.  Is it just like a fuse?  I already replaced the relay with no change in behavior.

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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 10:54:33 AM »
If the compressor is running and not hot and the tubes hooked to it are at room temp it sounds like the compressor is shot.....  Bent or broken reed valves... 
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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 11:50:50 AM »
The compressor looks like a big job to replace.  Is that something a homeowner can do, or does it require soldering and recharghing?  Is there a way to know for sure rather than swap it out?

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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 01:06:05 PM »
Does require recovery, brazing and recharging. Not something I would recommend a homeowner doing in most cases. I would confirm with a Tech, it is not a cheap job and for a top mount fridge you may want to consider a new one.....   They can be had for a fairly reasonable amount.  Retail is just under 260 for the compressor kit...
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Re: crosley fridge not cooling
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 01:35:25 PM »
You might just need to add a little freon if that is an R134a type compressor. Adding  no more than 1/4th can can make that puppy start cooling again.
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