Emerson CR280 Compact Not Making Cold

Hi all,

I have a 2011 Emerson 2.8 cu. ft. compact refrigerator in fine shape, which was running well until a few weeks ago, when I noticed the compressor was cycling on more often. The compressor motor now runs all the time, such that the compressor is very hot to the touch, but the coil is not cool at all.

I suspect that somewhere along the way a leak developed (it did sit unused in a garage for a year) and the refrigerant is bye-bye. A new 2.8 unit costs $109 (on sale at Target).

Is it more cost-effective to put this one in the landfill and get myself a new one? Seems a shame that something only 6 years old is kaput.

Thanks for any advice.

— G.


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Compressor not starting

Compressor: Matsushita DA51C72RCU6

The refrigerator stopped keeping things frozen. The compressor does not seem to be starting and gets hot. The 3 contacts on the compressor all give an ohm reading between each other, and each contact does not give a reading when testing for a short using a scratched area of the compressor. I tested capacitance and the farad reading was 2% above the listed value on the capacitor. I thought this meant a bad relay, so I bought a Supco RCO410 and followed the instructions to wire it up to the compressor. However, it still is not starting and still gets hot. I did hear it try to start once though, but it was a split second and I can’t get it to do it again. Did I misdiagnose, or did I get the wrong 3 in 1? This was my first time working on a fridge, though I spent many hours trying to learn, I may be overlooking something simple. Thank you all for any help and advice.

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