Defining *Recognizing *Diagnosing:

FREEZER starting components....


* FREEZER STARTING COMPONENTS:

-defined: The starting components are (typically) made of a "start" capacitor, "run" capacitor, and a "relay".

These electronic devices are responsible for starting the compressor, keeping it running and allowing the freezers electronics to function properly.

-location:
The starting components are in a self-contained box and are connected via a wire loom to the compressor. This box has a removable cover for access.

-FYI:
Often times any one of these items can fail independently for no apparent reason. These components can also fail to common electrical problems such as surges, breaker trips, high draws, a bad compressor, electrical storms, etc.

CAUTION / NOTE:These components can hold a charge and are therefore somewhat dangerous. If you are not comfortable with this...PLEASE - DO NOT attempt to change these components on your own.
There is a simple and easy way to ensure any stored charge is released from these components. Simply take a long screw driver and create a "passage" of current between the posts by simply touching one post and allowing it to make a connection with the second post via the screwdriver. If there is a stored charge, this will allow that charge to dissipate or release.
I still recommend and practice using needle nose pliers to remove the wire connections and to reinstall them.

-diagnosed: It is difficult if not impossible to properly verify whether a particular component is good or not. Sometimes, appearances can and will tell the tale. Often times I see start or run capacitors whereas it was clearly obvious what the problem was/is. I have seen several that exploded for one reason or another. In most cases, simply replacing the damaged component can and will get your freezer functional again.