Kenmore Elite 795 PTC Starter

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Composition of PTC-Starter
(1) PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) is a no-contact semiconductor starting device which uses ceramic material consisting of BaTiO3.
(2) The higher the temperature is, the higher the resistance value. These features are used as a starting device for the Motor.

Role of PTC-Starter
(1) The PTC is attached to the Sealed Compressor and is used for starting the Compressor Motor.
(2) The compressor is a single-phase induction motor. The starting operation, the PTC allows current flow to both the start winding and main winding.

Motor Restarting and PTC Cooling
(1) It requires approximately 5 minutes for the pressure to equalize before the compressor can restart.
(2) The PTC device generates heat during operation. Therefore, it must be allowed to cool before the compressor can restart.

Relation of PTC-Starter and OLP
(1) If the compressor attempts to restart before the PTC device is cooled, the PTC device will allow current to flow only to the main winding.
(2) The OLP will open because of the over current condition. This same process will continue (3 to 5 times) when the compressor attempts to restart until the PTC device has cooled. The correct OLP must be properly attached to prevent damage to the compressor.
Parts may appear physically identical but could have different electrical ratings. Replace parts by part number and model number. Use only approved substitute parts.

Note for Using the PTC-Starter
(1) Be careful not to allow over-voltage and over-current.
(2) Do not drop or handle carelessly.
(3) Keep away from any liquid. If liquid such as oil or water enters the PTC, PTC materials may fail due to breakdown of their insulating capabilities.
(4) If the exterior of the PTC is damaged, the resistance value may be altered. This can cause damage to the compressor and result in a no-start or hard-to-start condition.
(5) Always use the PTC designed for the compressor and make sure it is properly attached to the compressor. Parts may appear physically identical but could have different electrical ratings. Replace parts by part number and model number. Use only approved substitute parts.

Starting Method Kenmore Elite 795 PTC Starter

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