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FGWC52L3TS Frigidaire wine fridge not cooling

FlyNavy17

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Model Number
FGWC52L3TS
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
1-5 years
Good afternoon everyone!
I’m new here so I hope this is the right spot to post this.
I recently received a wine fridge for free from a lady because it’s not cooling and she didn’t have the time or energy to deal with it it seems. It is basically brand new and seems to have not cooled from the very beginning. Everything inside (including all the lights, temperature setting, fans etc.) seem to be working, but unfortunately it won’t get cold at all which led me to believe it was a compressor issue. I’ve removed the overload protector and start relay and measured both with my multimeter. I attached a diagram of the resistance measurements I got from both as well as the resistance measurements from the 3 connectors coming out of the compressor itself. I found a diagram of start/run/common online so I’m hoping I have these right.
Overload=1.2 ohms
Start relay=5 to 5.5 ohms
Start to common= 9.3 ohms
Run to common=9.8 ohms
Start to run= 18.2 ohms but no continuity beeping.

Additionally, I scratched off a little section of paint on the compressor and am not getting any beeping for any of the 3 connections so it doesn’t sound like a dead short.

Am I completely screwed or is there a way to fix this without getting an entirely new fridge?
Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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rickgburton

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I’m hoping I have these right.
Compressor is shot and overload is shot. Resistance on the overload should be less than 1Ω. Run windings resistance is too high.
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FlyNavy17

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Thanks for the reply Rick! I ordered a new overload because that was my first assumption before I checked the compressor itself but I’m assuming that’s not enough to get the job done? Is the compressor completely ruined or is there any salvaging it?
 

rickgburton

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No, the run windings are way too high and that's probably what caused the overload failure. When I checked, the compressor and overload/relay were discontinued.
 
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