Compressor would not run

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

A.L. From Mechanicsville, MD

Nov 27, 2012

Looking at the schematic I found in the back of the unit, it appeared that there were not many parts associated with the problem. I removed the Overload/PTC and run Capacitor as a single unit. Although the capacitor was listed as the most likely problem part I decided to order both items since small particles of non-ferous material were falling out of the Overload/PTS plastic case. I installed both parts as a unit and plugged the refrigerator in. The compressor did not come on so I figured that there were other problems. After about 15 minutes I returned to the unit and found it running. It is now quieter than it has ever been. I now feel that the defective part was the Overload/PTC unit and not the capacitor.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS305006

In Stock


Part Number: PS963863

In Stock