Refrigerator stopped cooling

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Michael From Grand Prairie, TX

Nov 02, 2007

28 out of 32 people found this instruction helpful

First I called a repair man to diagnos the problem. He said it was the starter relay and gave me a quote for $300.
I looked online and found the part at PartSelect for $55 delivered.
I took the back panel off the fridge, unplugged the appliance to stop the flow of electricity (forgot to do that once) and after ensuring the electricity was off, I cut the wiring to the starter relay. After pulling back the wire casing and reconnecting to the new started relay the compressor turned back on and the fridge started cooling again within about an hour.
This took roughly 30 minutes to complete and saved me around $250!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS991485

In Stock