Freezer troubleshooting

Old 10-12-19, 01:36 PM
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Freezer troubleshooting

I have an older ge 14.8cu
ft.freezer that just hums. What steps should I
do for troubletroubleshooting? Its empty and doesn't seem to be getting cold inside. Thanks for any help
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Old 10-12-19, 04:13 PM
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Most older freezer only units didn't have any self defrost or fans.
Should be fairly easy to troubleshoot.

If it just hums it sounds like the compressor is running. Check and see if it's warm/hot.
If it is...... try feeling the connecting copper lines too.
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If you can confirm that the compressor is running but there is not cooling then it is a sealed system problem and probably not worth fixing as you need a pro and it will be expensive.

If it hums for a while then shuts off then hums again in several minutes then it could be that the compressor is overheating and tripping it's thermal protect. Sometimes this is a bad start device.
Old 10-13-19, 04:17 AM
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A hot/warm compressor that hums for a short time that stops is likely not starting and cycling on the thermal overload.
The way to diagnose this is to remove the relay and hook up a starting test device to check the compressor
A simpler way is to purchase and install the correct relay/overload and see if it will run.

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