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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2011, 10:51:46 AM »

BK, thanks for asking.  Got bogged down with some other stuff and have not ordered the part.  That is on today's list of things to do. Smiley   Am ordering online, so it will probably be next week before I get the module installed.  Only marginally optimistic - there was a lot of heat damage in the area.

I always try to update the results of my efforts to solve a problem.  Probably don't always get it done.

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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2011, 03:10:57 PM »

OK, I give up. What are Buchanan connectors??

I checked on the net and found plenty for sale but very little information.

In the photos they look like regular twist wire connectors that are crimped either inside or outside the "thimble"?
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2011, 06:22:32 PM »

Well, after some setbacks in ordering, I finally got the part late last week.  This is the part I ordered (seems to be a good company):

http://www.seneca-river-trading.com/ref-compressor-start-device-for-whirlpool-sears-8201799.html

Need to recap the situation before I give you the results.  Recall that I found the electrical components that mount to the motor/compressor to be completely destroyed.  It was as if they had been in terrible fire and came out as crumbly pieces. 

Base on this, coupled with my intimate relationship with Mr. Murphy, my optimism was in the basement.  It took me over an hour of filing the pins (in a confined area) just to get the melted metal off the pins.  After that effort, my hopes were really in the toilet.

I got everything cleaned up and the parts installed on the pins and then plugged the fridge in.  Nothing - I thought.  Turns out the compressor had started quietly and was running like a Swiss watch.  In a half hour the freezer was quite cold.  I checked the connections quite frequently with the infrared temperature gun and they were fine.

So, it looks like it is fixed.  For the near future, I will only run it when I am in the bus.  That charred area really got my attention.

For the past couple of years, when the compressor would start, you could hear the inverter "grunt".  When it started this time is was very smooth - no huge start load.  My guess is that the start part was going bad for quiet some time.

Thanks for all the input that helped me avoid having throw that dead animal out the windshield.

Jim
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2011, 07:41:24 PM »

Glad it worked out, thanks for posting the results. Good idea checking with the infared gun, if the terminals are cool you have good connections.
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