compressor clicking on and off, not cooling

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Frank From lincoln, CA

Jan 06, 2009

12 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

After unplugging the appliance I removed acess cover on back of fridge with a screwdriver, pulled the overload start device straight off the compressor, unplugged the red/ white factory pre-terminated conductors and replaced the bad start device. Took about 2 minutes. You must remove as much of the dust and lint from condenser element to keep this from happening again since heat will build up and fry the overload again.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS993073

In Stock