Fridge and Freezer won't cool

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Bob From Tiffin, OH

Sep 26, 2012

Heard double clicking sound every couple minutes. Unplugged unit then using a coil brush, cleaned all dirt, lint, everything from bottom of fridge. Finished with vacuum cleaner. Located start relay. It was on the left side of the compressor. Pulled relay straight off of compressor, much like a plug from a wall. Unhooked two wires from relay. No need to disassemble old relay. Parts received from go back onto compressor individually. Using the instructions provided, from the kit, select the correct parts for your unit and carefully attach them to the compressor. Plug in the wire to the relay, then following the instructions, attach the jumper wire and plug into the relay. The cover in the kit is a little tricky to put on but it will fit. Took me about 15 mins and the hardest part was getting the old part off. Plugged unit back in and it started right up. 24 hrs later, everything is working great!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS991485

In Stock