Combination Start Device

PartSelect Number PS1485223

This part is both the start relay and the overload. The start relay boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed and the overload provides extra protection against excessive temperatures.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
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41 of 48 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerDaniel from Anna TX

Stopped cooling. Could hear compressor trying to kick on but would instantly shut off.

I researched everything that I heard and saw on this forum. I realized that I was seeing and hearing the same problems that everyone was having. So instead of being an idiot and taking the fridge to the curb, I decided to spend 86.00 including shipping/handling on 2 small parts (start relay and capacitor). Best money I have spent. Saved me over $1000.00+ THANK YOU!!!! The 2nd best thing was that the parts came in the next day. I didn't expect it for approx 3-4 days. Excellent website and excellent service!!!

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20 of 25 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerDavid from Navarre FL

Stopped cooling

I removed the back cover to gain access to the compressor. I unpluged the start device and cap from the compressor. Replaced the items with the new ones. Plugged in the refridge and it worked. Whirlpool/Kitchenaid appliances are problems. I won't buy another.

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14 of 19 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerScott from Cypress TX

Fridge and freezer were not cooling- notices compressor would "click" off after 10 seconds

After repairing a similar refrigerator's ice maker a few years ago, I thought I'd try it again. After some brief research online the compressor tested ok. I ordered the start relay and run capacitor and cleaned the coils. The parts arrived promptly and I installed them without a hitch. The fridge has been working great.

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11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerPatrick from Rayland OH

Fridge and freezer quit working

This is a side by side fridge. Both refrigerator and freezer quit working. I could here the combination start device click and try to start the compressor. It would shut back off within 5 seconds.Removed the lower rear cover on the fridge and cleaned the coils while it was off. Replaced the combination start device, plugged in the fridge, and it worked. What a relief!

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9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerMarcus from Maylene AL

Refrigerator fans runs but compressor not running

MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF or REFRIGERATOR UNPLUGGED BEFORE STARTING THIS!!!
I removed the lower refrigerator backing. The compressor was located in the left corner of the refrigerator. I located the start device which had a thin clip on top of it. After removing the clip I pulled the 2 wires (Red and White) from the start device. I then pulled the whole device from the compressor. You can use a screwdriver to pry it from the compressor. I unplugged the capacitor from the old switch and plugged it into the new one. Installed in reverse from how I took it out.

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10 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerLuis from Montgomery TX

No cooling, clicking noises like it trys to start!

The star device that i recived was a little different, wasn't black like the original a recived a grey one and little bit smaller than the original but it fit perfect, and my frige is working good since i replaced.

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8 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerGregory from New Hartford CT

Refridgerator and freezer stopped cooling

The first thing I did was to determine what my problem was. I was hearing a clicking sound and
noticed the compressor was trying to start.
I removed the screws that held the back cover on
which took 5 minutes. Once it was off I could see the compressor and the start switch which was attched to the side with a clip. I took the needle nose pliers and popped this off and pulled the switch out, disconnected the wire plug and that was it. To replace it I unplugged the capacitor from the old switch and plugged it into the new one then installed it the same way the old one came out.

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6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerrussell from sherman TX

Refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling after power outage

Power outage and both freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling. When you unplug the refrigerator and plug it back in the compressor would run for a few seconds then kick off. Replaced the combination start device and works great again. Third time I have used the site with positive results. Fast shipping and right part every time to fix that fixed my problem.

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerJohn from Summit Point WV

Would not cool.

After originally cleaning out a mouse nest blocking the cooling fan, ordered and replaced the run capacitor. When that did not fix the problem then I replaced the combination start device with the overload protection. Problem solved.

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Combination Start Device

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerScott from Hensley AR

Refrigerator not cooling (compressor click on / off)

Refrigerator compressor making a clicking noise and not starting, problem was a compressor relay. I just had to remove the backing off of the fridge with a screwdrive and the compressor relay just plugs into the side of the compressor.

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