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ART104TFDW00 Amana Refrigerator compressor is not kicking on

redline808

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ART104TFDW00
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Hello, I picked up a used Amana. It was plugged in and working when I picked it up. Then I plugged it back in after a few days and it seems like the compressor is not kicking on. it gets hot, but no typical hum of it pumping. Any ideas?
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Jake

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Hi,

ART104TFDW00 does not pull up as good, please recheck your model number. Read it from the model number tag on the machine.

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

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It doesn't pull up at APP or RepairClinic: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8373...rclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?query=ART104TFDW00

At Sears it does. LOL go figure! LOL

Thanks BB, for those attachments!

Ok Redline808: You will need to unplug the refrigerator, then remove the compressor start relay from the side of the compressor, then shake it, if it rattles like a baby's toy rattle, then its bad.

If it does NOT rattle then ohm test it, put your meter on the lowest ohm setting, then put your meter probes in the 2 parallel holes on it, and it should read between 3-12 ohms, if not then its bad.

Here's the compressor start device relay for your model:
WPW10448874 Start-Dev


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Ok, sounds good.

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Its bad, order it.:)

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redline808

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The refrigerator was plugged in for 3 or 4 days with the broken start relay. Would any damage have been caused to the compressor for being plugged in with out running? I noticed the compressor was hot.
 

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No, it shouldn't damage the compressor.

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Glad to help, keep us posted.:)

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redline808

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Okay, so I replaced the start relay and as soon as I plugged in the refrigerator, the compressor kicked on, I opened the freezer and the fan was starting to blow cold air, I put a bottle of water in the freezer and left. I got busy at work and didn't return for a week. So, yesterday I checked it, opened the freezer and it was warm, immediately went to the rear and touched the compressor, it was way hot and not running... any ideas?
 

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Then your compressor is likely bad, usually a extremely HOT compressor is a sure sign its bad, the condenser fan motor that's next to the compressor is running correct?

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Ok, if so, then your compressor is bad internally(mechanically) There's no way to test for that, its very rare to see both the compressor start relay and compressor go bad at the same time. I've only seen it happen a couple times in 32 years of doing service calls.

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Yes, you are correct, no condenser fan motor on this model, its a static condenser that mounts on the back of your refrigerator.

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