Related Articles
Appliance Repair

New Appliances

Electrical Repair

HVAC Repair

Home Maintenance




Share |





Newsletter

Sign up to receive our free Maintenance Reminder newsletter

Learn More


How To Test the Overload Protector

The overload protector is designed to protect the compressor motor from damage. The location of the overload protector is with the start relay on or near the compressor. The compressor is found at the lower rear of the freezer, with the exception of the high-end, built in style refrigerator-freezers on which the compressor is usually on top.

Caution: Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.

Before testing the compressor motor, unplug the freezer to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Also, if the compressor uses a capacitor, it may contain a lethal electrical charge. Do not touch the terminals until you have discharged the capacitor.

The overload protector is accessed from the lower rear of the freezer. The compressor is labeled "A", the overload protector is located in the terminal box which is located at the position labeled "B".

Page 1 of 3

 



Search for Articles on Acme How To


AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc.


Copyright © 2000 - 2014, Acme Parts.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact us to obtain licensing. Use of this site is subject to certain Terms of use which constitute a legal agreement between you and Acme Parts.com, Inc.