Overload switch failed on compressor. No cooling

ApplianceHotpoint Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

phillip From hartselle, AL

Apr 08, 2011

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Unplug. Remove back cover. Remove retainer (simple wire clip) from overload. Unplug overload from compressor. Remove two power wires (if stabs are tight you might need pliers). Note which wire goes where. Remove capacitor from overload (just pul it straight out .. Pull hard or pry a little with screwdriver. Insert capacitor into new switch. Reattach wires to same place in switch. Insert switch into compressor. Replace retainer clip. Replace rear cover with original screws. Plug in. Cool!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Overload/ptc - 5 speed

Part Number: PS963864

In Stock