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    Default Fridge running slow?

    LG
    Model - LSC269055B
    Complaint - Not cooling
    The compressor does seem to come on but very very quiet. Can feel faint vibration at the compressor, so it does seem to be coming on but not at full power.
    Same when I use a cheater cord.
    No rattling in the relay at the compressor. Seems okay.
    The fan also seems not to be at full speed like the previous owner mentioned. He said he put a new fan in it.
    This has board on the top of the cabinet where I noticed a start and run capacitor. The start cap is 160vac 100 uf. The run cap is 5 if. Thought that was a little odd, but I have no idea. That being said, I told myself one would be bad. The start cap is almost dead.
    I thought odd that this fridge still gets to run with the door open.I could be wrong. Short?
    The light seems to be okay.
    Will that start cap cause the fan and compressor to run but at reduced capacity?
    Looks like the compressor would kick off. It may do it, but I didn't let it run long.
    I intend to get another ohm reading from the compressor. Seems like it Did falter a couple of times and fluctuated. Wanted to put this off on the very awkwardness of getting on the terminals.
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    Hey Rick,

    LG
    Model - LSC269055B
    Worst appliance and worst appliance company on the planet!

    This has board on the top of the cabinet where I noticed a start and run capacitor. The start cap is 160vac 100 uf. The run cap is 5 if.
    LG puts them near the pcboard rather than beside the motor/compressor.

    The compressor does seem to come on but very very quiet. Can feel faint vibration at the compressor, so it does seem to be coming on but not at full power.
    Have to access the refrigeration system....inefficient compressor, leaker or plugged capillary tube are common on these.
    Compressor is not working very hard, that is why it is quiet.

    JMO!

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    Actually the fridge calls for a 250vac 14 uf run capacitor.

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    Thanks Jeff, may explain why I was told some around here do not want to work on them.
    Do wonder why the fan also seems to run slow.
    Nice fridge to have to scrap, but I have never went in to the system itself.

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    but I have never went in to the system itself.
    I think you need to, to find out what is happening to this one.

    may explain why I was told some around here do not want to work on them
    I think you will find that all over the place!

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    think you need to, to find out what is happening to this one.

    That would be a whole new ballgame for me. If it has. Leak, I wouldn't waste time on it.
    Can you tell me what the start and run capacitors operate?

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    Can you tell me what the start and run capacitors operate?
    Not really without seeing the wire diagram...but judging from the size of them it would be the compressor as the fan motor capacitors are smaller in size.

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    I wish it had a diagram. Actually, it may have on the cover that is over the board which these capacitors are on.
    Thanks

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    If you find it, post a copy here.

    jeff.
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    Will try to get that done today. Probably have send the pic yo you Jeff. Last few times I have tried to post pics here, I was not able to do so. That or post it somewhere else and post a link.

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