No lights come on and I'm not sure if there is a light to even come on. Wall socket is good. When I plug it in I hear a click a few seconds after its plugged in. Could it be a relay? Someone gave me this freezer and he thinks a repair guy that looked at it said it might be a faulty relay.
First, unplug it from the wall outlet, then ohm test the temperature control thermostat for continuity. If you get no continuity it will never send 120 volts to the compressor start relay to make the compressor start.
Hi, I purchased a replacement kit with capacitor and relay from encompass. I received the kit and it did not come with any directions on where to plug in the two wires from the thermostat to the new relay. The new replacemtn relay has at least ten different connections that you could plug in...
I have a Haier HCM050WA Chest Freezer that works intermittently. It will freeze up and then defrosts. It does NOT have a defrost cycle. Sometimes it will work for days, some times just hours. The evaporator coils are concealed so can't be cleaned
I suspect the thermostat but the only test I can find is continuity, It can't be tested for continuity if it works some times. I would think the fact that it sometimes works properly would eliminates the other components such as compressor, ballast, starter, etc. I'm left with guessing and hoping it's the temp control, or tossing and replacing the freezer.
I hate to spend money on a guess, any suggestions on why it might work sometimes? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you...
Its fairly simple, if when it defrosts you hear nothing running? Like its dead silent? If so, unplug it from the wall outlet, then ohm test the temperature control thermostat for continuity, like I mentioned above.
Now when set to lowest setting it's -20 degrees in the freezer, and set at the highest setting it's about 0. In other words there is very little adjustment between the highest and the lowest, and 0 is as warm as it gets. Will having it set that low have it running constantly, using too much power and excessive compressor wear.?? I'm surmising the reason it has so little temp range is due to the extra long sensor tube sensing ambient warmer air as it rests in the compressor areea, outside of the freezer compartment. I'm guessing the tube contains fluid of some kind so shortening it would destroy the device, so I perhaps I need some kind of insulation to rap the tubing with.
Maybe there is no problem, I just thought the temp range adjustment should be greater, and 0 at the warmest setting didn't seem right.
I appreciate your help, TY....
For some reason, the first half of my reply didn't post. I replaced the cold control with a new controller, same part number, the difference being the sensor tube is considerably longer and most of it is coiled up in the compressor area. It works good now, just wondering if there should be more adjustment range.