Get a refrigerator thermometer (kitchen stuff department of stores), then
keep an eye on the temperature.
If there was a lot of water which came out from having it off while you
fixed it, and this happens again in a month or so, suspect the
As someone else said it won't start if it is under a load. It has to
rest before being plugged in again.
We have a little device that looks like a cheap surge protector that
will not turn on unless it has been off for four minutes.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson N3OWJ/4X1GM
To help restaurants, as part of the "stimulus package", everyone must order
Hi, Good to hear the overload relay worked for you, (I read your later
post where everything seems to be working ok)
As I didn't trust the freezer after my repair I purchased one of these
Its pretty neat and although I never had a problem afterwards, its good
to see the freezer temps.
On Thu, 02 Sep 2010 19:03:20 -0500, Ignoramus28169
hell, my fridge has done that for years... (Really, it has).
The reason is 'high head pressure' and you have to let it sit for as
much as 20 to 30 minutes (typically, but can be longer) between
Shouldn't take 20 minutes for the head pressure to bleed off enough for a
restart. Unless of course there is a partial restriction in the high
side. If the system has moisture in the freon the end of the cap tube can
ice up causing a restriction. Or some contaminates could plug the cap
tube partially. Normally the head pressure should reduce sufficiently to
allow a proper working compressor to restart in 5 minutes or less.
No it souldn't except when the unit has been moved and possibly oil is
in the 'wrong' places and must drain back. THen it can take 20
minutes. But to expect a person to determine this condition is not
realistic, so I recommend 20 minutes.
(Even your estimate of 5 minutes is usually much more than is needed,
I've seen them bleed down in under two minutes.)
Vapor lock. Likely a little light on freon and the pump shutting off
gets a high head pressure and can't push up to clear it.
Likely in the off position, it will leak pass a gasket and it will start.
That is my suspect. Might be that way only when hot. e.g. just running.
Might work in the shop all winter if cold out there - lightly running and
cold coils. Warm house shuts it down.
That is what I figure.
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