How to Change the Compressor of Your Fridge: A Step by Step Guide with Audio and Video
If you are looking for a way to fix your fridge that is not cooling properly, you might need to change the compressor. The compressor is the part of the fridge that pumps the refrigerant gas through the coils and creates the cooling effect. Changing the compressor can be a tricky and expensive task, but you can do it yourself if you follow some simple steps.
In this article, we will show you how to change the compressor of your fridge with audio and video instructions. You can download the mp3 and mp4 files of the instructions from the link below. The files are 23:11 minutes long and 31.84 MB in size.
Before you start, make sure you have the following tools and materials:
- A new compressor that is compatible with your fridge model
- A socket wrench set
- A screwdriver
- A pair of pliers
- A wire cutter
- A multimeter
- A soldering iron and solder
- A vacuum pump
- A refrigerant gauge set
- A refrigerant canister
- Safety gloves and goggles
Now, follow these steps to change the compressor of your fridge:
- Unplug the fridge from the power source and move it away from the wall.
- Remove the back panel of the fridge with a socket wrench or a screwdriver.
- Locate the compressor at the bottom of the fridge. It is a black metal cylinder with pipes and wires attached to it.
- Use a multimeter to check if the compressor is working or not. Set the multimeter to resistance mode and touch the probes to the three terminals on the side of the compressor. If you get a reading between 0 and 10 ohms for each pair of terminals, the compressor is working. If you get an infinite or zero reading for any pair of terminals, the compressor is faulty.
- Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the compressor. Use a wire cutter or pliers to cut or unplug them.
- Disconnect the pipes from the compressor. Use a wrench or pliers to loosen the nuts that hold them in place. Be careful not to damage or bend the pipes.
- Remove the mounting bolts that secure the compressor to the fridge. Use a socket wrench or a screwdriver to unscrew them.
- Lift out the old compressor and place it aside.
- Place the new compressor in the same position as the old one. Align the pipes and wires with their corresponding terminals and connections.
- Solder the pipes to the compressor. Use a soldering iron and solder to join them securely. Make sure there are no leaks or gaps in the joints.
- Connect the wires to the terminals of the compressor. Use pliers or wire cutters to attach them firmly.
- Secure the compressor to the fridge with the mounting bolts. Use a socket wrench or a screwdriver to tighten them.
- Vacuum out any air or moisture from the refrigerant system. Use a vacuum pump and a refrigerant gauge set to do this. Connect one end of the gauge set to the low-pressure port on the compressor and another end to
the vacuum pump. Turn on the pump and let it run for about 15 minutes or until
the gauge reads zero.
- Charge the refrigerant system with new refrigerant gas. Use a refrigerant canister and a refrigerant gauge set to do this. Connect one end of
the gauge set to
the high-pressure port on
the compressor and another end
the canister valve. Open
the valve and let
the gas flow into
the system until
the gauge reads
the recommended pressure for your fridge model.
the valve and disconnect
the gauge set from
the compressor and
the back panel of
the fridge with
a socket wrench or
the fridge into
the power source and move it back to its original position.
- Turn on
the fridge and check if it is cooling properly.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed
the compressor of your fridge. You can download