R & R the overload/relay start capacitor in a Kenmore refrigerator.

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

David From Grass Valley, CA

Nov 18, 2013

After unplugging the refrigerator, I removed the lower rear access panel that exposed the condenser and the overload/relay start capacitor with 1/4" nut driver (6 total). Next, I unplugged the wire harness and spring loaded keeper with needle nose pliers. Then I pulled the overload/relay start capacitor out of the 3 pronged male receptor located on the side of the condenser and plugged in the new one. Replaced the keeper, plugged the harness back in, and replaced the panel. Very easy fix.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor (Now subbed to Compressor Start Device and Capacitor)

Part Number: PS8746522

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