Compressor stopped running

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Stephen From Tuscaloosa, AL

Aug 16, 2011

4 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I opened up the back panel, and with a multimeter found that the compressor was not getting power. The voltage stopped at the connection socket and run capacitor. Unplugged the fridge and discharged the capacitor, CAREFULLY removed these parts and replaced them. Fridge works now. The repair guy gave me an estimate of $900, but with partselect, I fixed my fridge for $63 including overnight shipping.

Remember to unplug the fridge before removing the back panel, and vacuum any dust and dirt before you work. The power to the compressor is at WALL OUTLET LEVELS and can cause serious injury or death. Please be careful and wear proper protective equipment. The repair may extremely simple, but that does not mean you should be careless.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Relay Overload

Part Number: PS1631335

In Stock

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS2064175

In Stock