So i picked up a fridge from freecycle that was "working" when they stopped using it but was never cleaned - i cant tell you how nasty this was... more dead bugs than i have ever seen in my life. Long story short, many hours go into cleaning this thing before i can plug it in and test it. Yeah you guessed it.. it isnt working!
So, i am trying to figure out what the hell is wrong and here is what i have done:
When i plug it in the compressor vibrates and warms up. It doesnt make much noise though and i dont know if that is normal.
The light does not work on the freezer side and it is not just the bulb
I hear what sounds like fluid kinda passing through the coils in the back of the freezer, but they dont get cold what so ever
The coils under the fridge dont seem to get hot
I have bypassed the temperature controller (by just jumping the wires) and that did not work either
I have turned the little dial on the defrost timer but that does not seem to be functioning or changing anything. I cant seem to bypass the timer though. Dont know how to.. i tried to cross some of the cables and they dont seem to be letting the unit power on.
Should the compressor be audible? If it is getting warm and vibrating does that mean it is on? Does it mean it works? Does it mean the relay is
I am so hoping to get this resolved. I went from a dream project to a nightmare and possibly having to pay to dispose of this hunk of ****! LOL