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Author Topic: Frigidaire Chest Freezer  (Read 3601 times)

Offline weeblewobble

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Frigidaire Chest Freezer
« on: February 17, 2009, 07:58:57 PM »

This one looks like a: Model FFC0723DW7... should be close, I'll have to dig around and try to find the exact model

This is the diagram that was shoved in the back of it:
ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/StCloud/297010700.pdf
I also attached the pdf...

When I plug it in I get arcing at the outlet and the breaker trips.  I assume I have a bad compressor or something.  I know this freezer was pretty cheap, but it didn't last much more than a year.  I hate have to buy another one.  Anyway I can fix this myself?  Any troubleshooting I can do to help you help me?  I have a multimeter and I'm quite capable with it.

Side question.  Can deep freezers handle being in a garage, where it is subject to temps from -5 degrees F to +85 degrees F?  Or are certain brands/models made to handle this, just not this Frigidaire?  I'm not sure what made this thing croak, but my guess is being outside???

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Re: Frigidaire Chest Freezer
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 08:45:27 PM »
get the compressor relay off and check the wires.
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Re: Frigidaire Chest Freezer
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 09:26:56 PM »
so basically, disconnect the compressor from the circuit, to make sure it's not the wires are shorted?

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Re: Frigidaire Chest Freezer
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 10:35:05 PM »
Dang near every compressor has to have a relay to get it going. Over time they get brittle and fall apart exposing bare wires and causing shorts
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