Refrigerator would not cool, start relay was shot.

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Michael From Carlisle, PA

Jul 03, 2009

53 out of 60 people found this instruction helpful

I ordered the three parts from the diagram for my model. The new relay was not at all similar to the old one (3 connections instead of 2, new cover. Seareching for about an hour on the web I found some blogs that helped. In case anyone else asks, here is the answer. The old relay had two connections - white wire to one and 2 orange wires to the other. The new relay had three connnection - they are numbered on the relay, attach as follows - White to #3, orange from capacitor to #2, orange from harness to #1. Blue stays with overload. I am surprised that the so-called experts had no idea what to do, but a simple homeowner was able to figure it out!! Fridge works perfectly now..

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Start Relay Switch (Now subbed to Push-On Start Relay)

Part Number: PS896233

In Stock

Terminal Cover

Part Number: PS2057994

In Stock


Part Number: PS2061469

In Stock