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Test the compressor Your compressor is going to look something like this To test the windings, you'll first have to remove the "box" where the wires connect. WARNING: There's likely a capacitor in here. Take care not to let the capacitor discharge into you. Once you've go that out of the way, you should see three pins/terminals. They'll typically be ...


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Sometimes fridges (the classic type that have a freezer at the top) exhibit a mode of failure whereby ice and water appears in the refrigerator, but there is no apparent frost buildup in the freezer (the defroster cycle is working). A possible cause for this is that the defroster drainage has iced up (plugged up with ice) and so when the defroster comes on ...


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If it only happens once, it's possible that the door was left open a crack. If it happens again, then here are the likely problems: Bad door gasket (allows cold to escape and moist air to enter and form ice) Bad defrost controller Bad thermostat or thermostat controller (unlikely) Out of those three, it's most likely a bad defrost controller. You would ...


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Ice build up on the coils limits heat that can be removed, causing the pump to run longer, in addition to the colder temperature requirement. That much is known. This is speculation: The pump running longer possibly caused the motor to overheat. Electric motors of this size usually have thermal overload protection, they simply shut themselves off if they ...


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If it's a recurrent problem, I'd go with Copper sulfate over bleach. The stuff is used as a herbicide, fungicide and pesticide, and 25 grams or so dissolved should render the tray lifeless. You can get copper sulfate at greenhouse supply stores and some hardware stores. If you can't find CuSO4-6H20, Bordeaux mixture should work as well. Bleach and its ...


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Copper work hardens, so every time you move that line it will become stiffer and more prone to kinking. A replacement copper tube will be "dead soft" and easier to work with. If you have the fridge back where you want it and the kinks have not produced a sharp spot (a flat is okay) then you're fine. You might want to buy a replacement to have on hand if ...


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Depends on how slight you mean by slightly.



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