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Offline redpitt22

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Samsung RSG257AARS
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:26:36 PM »

Having issues with Samsung fridge. The fridge side was working and the freezer was not. The compressors were checked and were fine. Replaced sensors and the freezer worked for a while. Now the whole thing is not working at all. The compressors try to kick on but immediately shut off.

Offline go400

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Re: Samsung RSG257AARS
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 03:35:41 AM »
Checking compressor wiring resistance with a 9 volt ohmmeter will not determine bad windings, only a wheat stone bridge and accurate factory data will determine shorted turns.
 Do the compressors still have voltage when they shut down?

Offline go400

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Re: Samsung RSG257AARS
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 05:48:11 PM »
Strange that both compressors shut down, seems like a power problem. Normally, I check the start device to see if it's blown open, most probable
problem. Amprobe check would show if the windings are drawing excessive current.

Offline wildimaginations

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Re: Samsung RSG257AARS
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 06:05:52 AM »
Check to make sure that you have 120 volts to the compressor.  If you do, go to the board and check the start capacitor.   If the start capacitor is good, replace the compressor start switch. 

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