Our Refrigerator and freezer stopped working

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Anna From Lincoln, RI

Jul 11, 2009

33 out of 38 people found this instruction helpful

I had read on a fix it site that the start device for the compressor on this particular model was known to fail after 3-5 years. When we received the part it looked like something that just plugged into the compressor. My husband unscrewed the panel in the back of the fridge and saw the part on the compressor. He first removed the three wires that it was connected to, and the wires were inside a plug so all he had to do was remove the plug from the start device. He then removed the old start device from the compressor. Plugged in the wire plug into the new start device, and pushed in the new start device into the compressor. There was also another black part plugged into the old start device that he plugged inot the new start device that connected to the compressor. Our freezer and refrigerator starting working. Within a couple of hours our freezer had made ice.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Start-Device, Combination (Sta (Now subbed to Relay and Overload Combination)

Part Number: PS2348569

In Stock