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GTS21FSKESS GE Refrigerator - Start Relay Just Replaced A Week Ago

JimmyMas

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GTS21FSKESS
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Working on a GE fridge model GTS21FSKESS. Client called and said the fridge would not cool down at all, she hears a loud click after a few seconds when she plugs it back in. I ordered the start relay ahead of time, install it, compressor kicks right on, seems to be working fine for a week. Now she says everything defrosted in the freezer and the fridge feels warm too. She moved out all her food and unplugged it. I ask her to plug it back in. She says compressor kicked on within a few seconds and freezer back panel is feeling cool.

Am I looking at a possible compressor problem? I ohmed out the windings when there and they came in at spec. Could this compressor just start half the time? Possibly the piston is jamming up?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Am I looking at a possible compressor problem?

More than likely, yes :(

Compressor damaging the new relays, compressor locking up, compressor drawing too much current.
LINK> Compressor

jeff sr.
 

JimmyMas

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Unfortunate, I’m going to go make sure the relay and everything is installed right, nothing left loose and break the bad news to them once I confirm that. Thx Jeff
 

jeff1

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A good idea, once all else checks ok.....leaves the compressor itself.

jeff sr.
 
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