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Old 02-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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compressor heating up

Haier ESR042PWW mini fridge compressor gets hot replaced start cap, same thing any ideas?

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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compressor heating up

Static condenser?? shuts off on overload?? runs ok but hot to touch?? air clearance ok??...other than that=bad compressor.

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Old 03-02-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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compressor heating up

Compressors get hot. It's what they do. A compressor takes low pressure, low temperature gas and compresses it to a high temperature, high pressure gas. This in turn goes to the condenser where it is converted (condensed - think of condensation sweating on your favorite cold beverage) to a liquid. This liquid is sent to the expansion device (often an orifice valve) where it becomes a vapor and sent to the evaporator as a low pressure, low temperature gas which is what cools the refrigerator and the process starts over again.

This is a highly simplified explanation. However, the OP gave a highly simplified description of their concern.

If the unit is otherwise functioning properly, and the only concern is that the compressor is "hot", I don't really see a problem.

Perhaps the OP can follow up with more information.
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