Compressor Overload and Relay Kit

PartSelect Number PS2004057

The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed. The overload provides added protection for the compressor motor because in addition to protecting against excessive current, it also protects against excessive temperature use.

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 too warm.
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  • Compressor Overload and Relay Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins


CustomerFred from Concord NH

Fridge would run but not blow cold air. Compressor would cycle for 12 seconds every 5 minutes

remove back lower panel using nutdriver. Locate and remove Relay and Overload parts from side of Compressor which were located inside a small white box shaped cover unti held on by a spring clip. Attach new Relay and overload to 3 pin terminals on side of compressor. Attach 1 white & 1 orange/white wire to relay terminals. Attach supplied white jumper wire to Overload and other end to Blue wire. Instal new cover supplied with kit replacing old box type cover.

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