overload relay switch/bad compressor--buzzing sound, ends with click, retries

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Modelatb1935hrw

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Nathan From Garland, TX

Mar 13, 2008

9 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Remove back cover. Disconnect power. Pull out overload switch off compressor. Remove capacitor. The overload switch i ordered came with instructions. What took the most time was figuring out if i dared installing it the way i thought best. The instructions, in my instance, were incorrect. My overload switch didn't have a terminal #1. Long story short, i looked at the circuit diagram it came with, and based on process of elimination based on terminal sizes, I put it together. But the instructions weren't accurate. All in all for the average DIY, not a bad repair at all. I am still afraid that my problem is the compressor, b/c even after the new part is installed it still occasionally tries starting but can't, and keeps retrying until it does. It is either a faulty relay switch or a faulty compressor. We'll see which one wins.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 65889-4 (Now subbed to Run Capacitor)

Part Number: PS2064175

$37.21
In Stock