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Offline gregaguilar

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Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:17:26 AM »

I am totally confused on what a fridge amperage draw should be. I have read on many sites that the compressor on fridge should draw .5 to 1 amp though others say it can go as high as 1.5 and if it goes higher then comp is working too hard and could have bad windings or is on way out. On this Frigidaire fridge ,no cooling, both fans working, no ice on evaporator, that I can tell,comp running, but no cool. I took amp draw with my clamp meter and got a .02 , I attached my gauges to the low side and got 0 psi, At this psi I would think fridge would be cool, but it is not. I tried some gas but the psi jumped to 70 plus psi and stayed there. I am thinking at .02 amp draw and comp staying at 70 psi,, after applying a little gas,,that comp is bad or and also have a restriction on dryer. Any help appreciated thanks.i am still in house getting ready for the day and model number on this beast is in truck. Have a blessed day

Offline shillion

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 03:20:48 AM »
Hello Gregaguilar,I think the hose that you attached to the schrader valve had a bad depresser so that it was not depressing on the shut off pin,so no refrigerant was flowing from the system to the gauge,therefore it showed 0 psig.When you put some refrigerant in ,the refrigerant was not going through to the system,it was stuck between the hose and the depressor,that's why it read 70 psig,which was the pressure  of the refrigerant at 70degrees Fahrenheit.Does it make sense?

Offline gregaguilar

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 06:50:04 AM »
Well shillion I appreciate ur input but what about the .02 amp draw on compressor. I am thinking since everything else is working and no cool , compressor is going to be the culprit. Thanks1t

Offline dewitt8884

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 12:05:42 AM »
Low amp draw and high reading on the low side is a bad compressor.

Offline afterblast

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 08:16:41 PM »
Fwiw my understanding of compressor amp draw is that generally the running amp load is gonna be 1/10th the locked rotor amp rating on the compressor plate...   this isn't a hard number and will go up and down depending on where in the cycle you are... more at the beginning, less towards the end... but generally gives you a good idea of what to expect...  this does not apply at all to linear compressors..

Offline gregaguilar

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 10:21:35 PM »
Afterbladt u don't make no sense ,yes with a good comp but not one that is having problems already. I have Been looking st graftgrafts,sorry about the spelling here but I don't think u understand what it's all about and me too.

Offline shillion

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Re: Frigidaire s/s fridge comp amp draw confusion
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 11:46:05 AM »
Greg,did you touch the compressor to feel it is actually running?And examine the evaporator for some frost?If compressor running and very little or no frost would mean out of refrigerant and would draw less current.

 

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