Submitted: Friday, Nov 12, 2004 at 20:47
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Someone was having trouble with their fridge and it turned out to be a resistor.
Does anybody know the post ID. I think it might be on the old site.

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Saturday, Nov 13, 2004 at 03:23

Saturday, Nov 13, 2004 at 03:23
That was us.

The resistor is the short piece of wire with shrink wrap around it about 50mm long that connects to the "C" terminal at the rear of the fridge. The resistor controls what speed the compressor runs at and how many amps that it draws. Without the resistor in the line the fridge will work fine, just slower and ours was drawing less than 3 amps. I was advised that this is fine in cooler temperatures, but in hot climates the compressor needs to run faster and draw 5 to 6 amps, to cool the fridge efficiently.

With ours there was a break in the wire that sometimes had contact and the fridge would work and sometimes it didn't and then nothing would happen.

These resistors are colour coded with bands around them, so if you have a faulty one all you need do is take it to a Tandy or Dick Smith store and you can buy a replacement for less than a dollar. WAECO sent me 2 of them when I rang them for the Kimberleys.

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