refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

john From channelview, TX

May 21, 2013

Yes refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling, first replaced defrost timer, but no luck still didn't cool. noticed the compressor wasn't starting (could hear a clicking sound) this told me that the unit was trying to start so thought to replace the start relay and overload parts. first removed cover with screwdriver(use care not to crack or damage the cover) unplugged the one part than the second ( they install over each other) then use needle nose to remove wires from parts. install wires onto new parts and reinstall. very easy to repair - total cost under $100 purchased wired(were not needed)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS327843

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Push-On Start Relay

Part Number: PS896233

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