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Kitchenaid Refrigerator KSSO48FMX01 - compressor not running

horatiobens

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Location
georgia
Model Number
KSSO48FMX01
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
More than 10 years
The compressor quit running. When I turned the unit off and let it sit and then restarted it the compressor ran for about 3 minutes before cutting off and not coming back on. Does this mean I have a bad compressor or is it possible that I will just need to replace a switch or a board?
 

Jake

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Does the condenser fan motor, which is next to the compressor, cut off too when the compressor cuts off?

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Jake

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Ok, When the compressor stops running is the compressor HOT to the touch?

Also When the compressor stops running, You can check for 3-6 Volts DC across the two smaller wires on the inverter and 120 Volts AC across the two larger wires.

The compressor electronic control is called the inverter.

Here's the inverter for your model:
W10629033 Invrtr-Box


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Then the problem is most likely the compressor itself starting to fail.

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Anytime!

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