Refrigerator no longer cooled

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Steven From Ashland, MA

Sep 23, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The 5 year Kenmore Elite (Amana made) french-door fridge stopped cooling - fan did run although compressor didn't. I first took out the thermostat and tested with OHM meter as I looked up on the internet. Tested fine. Then I took off the back cover to expose the compressor. Pulled off relay/capacitor and instantly heard the relay rattling and knew that was it. Ordered the part and that was it - real simple to install. I realized how simple a refrigerator is and how few parts (that are worth fixing) would really go bad on these generally very reliable appliances.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 67002783 (Now subbed to Relay Overload)

Part Number: PS1631335

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