Extreme noise for 3 months, then not cold

ApplianceWestinghouse Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers


Nov 22, 2010

23 out of 30 people found this instruction helpful

Pulled the fridge from encloser, removed rear cardboard cover and found compressor in rear. The compressor, being very accessable, was easy to find the bad starter/capacitor. I removed the spring retainer, pulled the capacitor off the starter, removed the starter by pulling outward and replaced with new. All went well when the unit started and cooled as new. Some noise at times, but traced to icemaker. As time went by, that noise was gone.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS2333670

In Stock

Starter (Now subbed to Start Device)

Part Number: PS8689661

In Stock