compressor not running, fan running, frig/freezer not cold anymore

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set


Nov 28, 2012

I removed the "bad" start relay parts (they basically fell apart in my hand when i removed it from the compressor). I got this troubleshootng info off the internet that helped me isolate exactly what was causing my problem. I followed the instructions that came with the new kit which arrived quickly to my home. The new parts were quite different from what i had removed. I installed the new parts according to the directions that came with the new kit. My frig & freezer worked normally. It sure was great hearing that compressor running again. I got this fixed in time for Thanksgiving dinner & saved quite a bit fixing this myself.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Compressor Start Device Kit

Part Number: PS991485

In Stock