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Offline chevyt

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« on: December 31, 2008, 06:18:22 PM »

Came home from work and the fridge was on the blink.  Neither the fridge or the freezer is working.  Fan motor is running and I heard something clicking.  Removed the back lower cover exposing the compressor and the clicking sound (like a spark) was coming from the component attached to the side of the compressor.  I think this item is the overload relay.  Do I replace this item or could something else be causing it to click.  Joe

Model MSD2456GEB

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Maytag
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 08:26:12 PM »
It's either a bad Start Relay / Overload , or a bad Compressor....
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Re: Maytag
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 05:48:22 AM »
You could try a new relay/overload but this model had a slew of bad compressors from Embraco during 2002-2003. If the machine is  under 5 years old, the part would be covered under warranty. If not, it's still more economical  to replace a compressor than a $950 refrigerator.
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Offline chevyt

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Re: Maytag
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 12:19:50 PM »
Well, I ordered a new start/overload relay and it finally arrived.  When I removed the old one, the start relay was burnt to a crisp.  It is now up and running.  Thank god it wasn't the compressor.  Thanks for the help.  Maybe I found a new profession, NOT!  I'll stick with Helicopter mechanic stuff.  Joe

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Re: Maytag
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 12:31:29 PM »
Glad to hear you got it repaired.


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