I have a Frigidaire upright frostless (rated heavy duty) 7 to 10 yrs
old. Everytime I plug it in it makes a hissing noise like the
compressor is going to start but it does not kick in. After a few
seconds the noise goes away and nothing happens. I have replaced a
capacitor but it did not help. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
There is such a thing as a hard start capacitor, for cases where...you
guess it...it is hard to start. There are different types of start
mechanisms, can't say if a hard start would fit in your application,
but its worth a try. You should probably check for continuity between
the compressor contacts. And open winding would condemn your machine.
My fridge was warranted for 5 years and went out last month with
exactly the same symptoms as yours at 5 1/2 years.
You have a device on your compressor called a start/overheat relay.
It is broken and needs replacing. I got one on Ebay for $22 including
shipping. I also bought a couple of generic start kits for $10 each.
The repairman will likely want about $500 to repair the fridge. You
can pick up a new side by side at Fry's for $600.
Well, my kenmore/whirlpool book side by side used start overheat
2003 Sears Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator made by
Frigidaire(Model#25352642300): Not cooling at all, the compressor just
humms loud for about 10 seconds, then kicks off on the overload
switch. The compressor is locked-up.
Compressor kit with start ptc, run capacitor & drier
The above was what I thought was the problem. That is expensive.
Turns out that it was the overheat sensor broken which prevented the
start relay from operating. That is cheap.
Mine doesn't use a capacitor at all.
Hi Jeff: the model number isffu12c2aw0. Do not know what type
capacitor it is listed on the manual (it piggibacks on the controller
which connects to the complressor terminals. Thank you.
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