no cooling, compresser relay clicks every few minutes

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Richard From Edmond, OK

Aug 25, 2011

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I diagnosed the problem from forums online. Many sites all said the same thing, the compressor relay clicks when bad and does not start the compressor. The part arrived in 5 days even though I live in the same city as the warehouse. Too bad modern shipping can't look at the address and divert it from the centralized shipping center.

The kit included several versions of the relay. It took longer (minutes) to study the clearly written instructions to determine which version of the part was needed for the specific compressor than it took to install the new relay.

But you do need some basic repair skills. Unfortunately, the women of the house could not figure out which part version to use and were afraid they would break the wires if they pulled the wires from the old relay. They had to wait until I got home from work.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS993073

In Stock