I have a Maytag Performa fridge/freezer that has become quite warm. The
freezer is on top, and seems to be blowing warm air constantly. I removed the
defrost timer and defrost thermostat, the timer tested good, but the
thermostat didn't. I assume the thermostat is a simple on/off switch so I
tried running the fridge with it disconnected, and with the wires jumped.
Does this mean when the new thermostat I ordered gets here, it will still be
warm, or is it possible it will still fix the problem?
What else should I look at?
Different refrigerator, but when mine did that, the repair guy replaced a
circuit board that tested bad. It wasn't running the defrost cycle properly.
He said the repair wasn't enough, though. The coils behind the panel in the
freezer were encased in a block of ice, and I still had to wait 24 hours for
them to defrost. Some were hidden behind an area he said wasn't worth
disassembling, unless I was made out of money and was in a rush. So, I
waited. It worked.
I just had this happen 2 weeks ago on my whirlpool. The repairman
charged me $218 to replace a (i might say it wrong) starter solonoid.
It took him about 20 minutes in the back of the fridge with what was
probebly a $50 part. I really wish I could find a cd with a search
for simple household repairs.
Recently fixed an upright freezer for $49.54 local. Web cost was $50
Smelt burnt wire in the garage and went on the look. Then I hear the
thing sizzle....trying to start. Remove the parts too visit the
local appliance supply.
Thought I failed; until I realized I forgot to plug the pig tail plug
btw, not a bunch of info out this (my case).
Thus, the repairman! Unless you look.
One common problem with defrost timer is burnt out, pitted contact or
causing closed stuck contact. If it is closed all thew time, the heater
is on all the time warmp temperature. Now put the 'stat back and dis
connect timer contaqcts leads and see what happens.
It turned out to be the compressor starter. This part fixed it:
HS410 3-in-1 Hard Start Kit Includes relay, overload, and start capacitor for
115V, 1/4-1/3 HP compressors Alternate numbers: RC0410, 600-410
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