I'm a mechanical engineer who just joined this group in my efforts to remedy what I believe is a design problem in my Amana refrigerator. The fridge buzzes for several seconds and then clicks off, with the compressor failing to turn on. This sometimes repeats multiple times, with several minutes between events, without the compressor starting. This problem is most prevalent when line voltage is well below 120V, eg. late afternoon peak demand times when everybody in the neighborhood is running their AC. I'm suspecting that the compressor has only marginal starting torque at the best of times, and that reduced voltage further reduces this torque to an insufficient level to start.
Is this a suitable forum for getting knowlegeable info and solutions to the problem? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction?
Yes, you are in the correct forum and an engineer should assist you soon.
Thanks for posting!
E2E Community Moderator, Texas Instruments
you said >>> " . . point me in the right direction. . " > South
Does it sound like one of these? http://www.ebaumsworld.com/soundboards/
Found it typing "amana refrigerator forum" in Google.
Can you please give me more info so that I can find the particular post that you're referring to? There are a lot of them there and the only one I saw that mentioned an Amana was not at all relevant to my Amana problem, thanks.
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