Compressor start device burned up.

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeff From Auburn, WA

Nov 09, 2012

Unplugged refrigerator. Removed back panel to expose compressor, unplugged start device, removed the wire keeper, had to use a flat screwdriver to pry off the start device from the compressor prongs. Was not sure run capacitor was damaged but replaced it any way. Installing the new start device was as simple as plugging everything into there respective places. Reinstall the wire keeper, and back panel. Plugged the refrigerator in. All is back to normal.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS993073

In Stock

Run Capacitor (Now subbed to Capacitor)

Part Number: PS9493638

In Stock