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DAR044A6BSLDB Danby Mini Fridge (correct relay switch)

alaskonaut

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Hey y’all

I recently became the owner of a non cooling mini fridge from this college I’m attending. Attached are images of two relays and one is from when the fridge shorted and the other is from amazon. I don’t understand why it isn’t working as I placed the connectors in the exact spot and rewired the connector that shorted as well because it ripped out the connector when I was troubleshooting. Can you tell me why this relay isn’t working and if I have to buy Danbys $35 switch instead of an affordable one. If I can avoid the price hike I would like to. TIA
 

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Dan O.

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alaskonaut said:
Can you tell me why this relay isn’t working

Have you considered that the compressor could be defective?

Is it the proper reply for your model or just one that looks the same?

Did anyone confirm power is actually getting to the relay when the compressor should be running?

Is it doing anything at all when powered?


If the relay is definitely getting power but the compressor is not running, someone can test the compressor windings. You can see the resistance readings to expect in the following graphic. If any show infinite resistance (aka NO continuity), the compressor is defective.

compressor-resistances.jpeg



Dan O.
 
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