Refrigerator fans runs but compressor not running

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

ModelPS1485223

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Marcus From Maylene, AL

Nov 20, 2009

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF or REFRIGERATOR UNPLUGGED BEFORE STARTING THIS!!!
I removed the lower refrigerator backing. The compressor was located in the left corner of the refrigerator. I located the start device which had a thin clip on top of it. After removing the clip I pulled the 2 wires (Red and White) from the start device. I then pulled the whole device from the compressor. You can use a screwdriver to pry it from the compressor. I unplugged the capacitor from the old switch and plugged it into the new one. Installed in reverse from how I took it out.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Combination Start Device

Part Number: PS1485223

$44.85
In Stock