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Maytag Side-by Side Testing the Overload Protector

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To test the overload protector, remove the compressor terminal cover. Examine the bottom of the overload for signs of arcing. If signs of arcing are present, either check for continuity or connect a jumper wire across the terminals. If using a jumper wire, plug in the line cord and set the temperature control to a …

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Maytag Side-by Side Overload Protector

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The overload protector prevents the compressor from burning out its electrical windings in the event the compressor becomes overheated or draws too much current. The overload trips, opening the circuit to the compressor. If it does this repeatedly, the compressor is said to be cycling on the overload. Cycling on the overload may be caused …

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Kenmore Elite 795 Overload Protector

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Kenmore Elite 795 Overload Protector

Definition of OLP (1) OLP (OVERLOAD PROTECTOR) is attached to the Compressor and protects the Motor by opening the circuit to the Motor if the temperature rises and activating the bimetal spring in the OLP. (2) When high current flows to the Compressor motor, the Bimetal works by heating the heater inside the OLP, and …

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