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Author Topic: Upright Westinghouse freezer (WFU14K2BW1): junk or repair?  (Read 1596 times)

Offline rheos

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Upright Westinghouse freezer (WFU14K2BW1): junk or repair?
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »

The freezer got flooded a few years back, stopped working and just sat in the basement.  The compressor would not start.  Today I have replaced the overload protector and relay.  White wire to the earthing terminal (body of the compressor), the black to the relay.  Turned it on compressor started to slightly vibrate.  Few minutes later vibration gone and compressor body started to heat up.  No cooling in the coils.  Is it junk or is there anything else I can try to do?  May thanks for your suggestions.   

Offline dab147315

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Re: Upright Westinghouse freezer (WFU14K2BW1): junk or repair?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 12:28:55 PM »
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/frigidaire-elec-assembly-relay-5304412851-ap2585099.html

This is the proper overload relay if you put this part in and compressor does not start junk it.

Offline shieldcracker

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Re: Upright Westinghouse freezer (WFU14K2BW1): junk or repair?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 10:05:26 PM »
Rheos one thing to note if you are replacing the starting relay. This compressor uses a current type starting relay and these relays are position sensitive,  be sure  the armature of the relay can move freely otherwise the compressor may not start.