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compressor or relay?

saintmaniac

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I picked up this old refrigerator from a friend. I am turning it into a keg cooler. She told me the fan was out?? I cleaned the coils real good and plugged it in.

Both fans work, lights work....

The compressor is not coming on. Nothing, no clicks, just dead. How do I know if the compressor is shot or if the relay piece that starts it is out? The fridge is about 17 years old and I do not want to start throwing money at it.

Thanks!!
 

Jake

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You would need to pull off the compressor start relay/overload and use a volt meter to test for 120 volts at the compressor start relay/overload.

Or ohm it with an ohm meter for continuity with the refrigerator unplugged.

Jake
 

Jake

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Hi,

I would need the complete model#, the model# tag is located inside the refrigerator section on the upper walls or ceiling.

These are the results I get:
KSRB25QABL00
KSRB25QABL01
KSRB25QABL10
KSRB25QABL11
KSRB25QDBL00
KSRB25QDBL01
KSRB25QDBL02
KSRB25QFBL00
KSRB25QFSS00
KSRB25QGBL00
KSRB25QGBL01
KSRB25QGSS00
KSRB25QGSS01
KSRB25QWAL02
KSRB25QWWH02
KSRB25QXAL00
KSRB25QXAL10
KSRB25QXBL10
KSRB25QXBL11
KSRB25QXWH00
KSRB25QXWH10

Jake
 

Jake

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Thanks,

Here's the compressor start relay for your model you can order:
Manufacturer's Number: 819160
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819160

Jake
 
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