MBF2562HEB Refrigerator compressor not running

lak

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Model Number
MBF2562HEB
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
My compressor stopped running. I replaced the W10613606 start relay and capacitor and it still did not run. After removing the parts i read where the start relay is faulty if it rattles. My new part rattles. Is it possible that it failed after being installed for 3-4 hours or is it more likely it was defective when i put it in? I bought it from a local appliance store and they do not warranty electrical parts.
 

Jake

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Yes, it's possible it was defective when you got it.

You can verify that by ohm testing it, normal would be 3-12 ohms when you put your meter probes in the 2 parallel holes on it.

Here's the compressor start relay device for your model:
W10613606 Compressor Start Device


Jake
 

lak

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Old part 5.9 ohms, new one 6.1 ohms. Does this mean they are good parts even though they rattle.
 

Jake

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Yuppers, they are both good.

So that indicates your compressor is locked up, or your not getting 120 volts to the compressor start relay to make the compressor start and run.

Do you hear the compressor try to start? Like a click or a hum sound at the compressor?

Touch the top of the compressor and see if its hot or room temperature.

Jake
 
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