Compressor Start Device Kit

PartSelect Number PS993073

This kit has been redesigned and the wiring may be different than the original. It will possibly need to be installed by an appliance repair person.

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.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Clicking sound.
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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMichael from Manvel TX

Clicking from underneath the fridge, and compressor engaging only intermittently

I diagnosed the problem as a bad relay. I detached the two sets of wires leading to the relay and compressor, then pulled the relay off the compressor. It rattled and small bits of detritus fell out from inside of the relay. The new relay came the next day. It did not rattle. It was identical and I simply did the reverse to reinstall.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLaune from Front Worth TX

Both freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling

Compressor Start Divice kit, I took off back lower panel with the 1/4 inch nut driver, on the compressor their was a wire hook that held the starter in place used my plyers to unhook, pulled the unit off plug the new unit in reappled the clip it was so easy I had to exame it severl to time to make sure that was all their was to it. put the cover back on and turn the refrigerator on and it has work great, I did not install the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat it was not needed.

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerGregory from Portland OR

No cooling

I noticed the fan was running but not the compressor, they are wired in series meaning the compressor should also have power and you should hear the compressor. Could not hear compressor coming on, removed the white relay attached to the side of the compressor and could hear loose pieces shaking in relay. Ordered new relay and plugged it in, took less than five minutes. Very Easy. Thank you Partsselect

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerDon from New Port Richey FL

Woke up to very harshburnt wire smell cominf from the back of the refrigerator

I found many helpful tips and pdf instructions online, removed the back of the refrigerator can remove the compressor relay. I ordered a new compressor relay or start relay kit, followed the instructions and put the new compressor relay in. Refrigerator is working great...

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26 of 30 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customersteve from melbourne FL

Was not cooling

I unscrewed the bottom of the back panel and heard a clicking noise from the compressor starter. it was held in by a clip, flipped it to the side pulled the starter off and disconnected the wire harness. pushed the new one in reconnected it . And it worked. I have very little experience and it was very easy.

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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerADIS from JACKSONVILLE FL

Fridge stoped cooling

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My fridge is about 2 yrs old and one morning it simply stopped cooling. I heard the clicking noise coming from the back bottom of the fridge as if condenser wanted to start up. Pulled the fridge out took the back cover off and heard that same noise coming from the little black box ( start-device) attached to condenser. Went on this same web page and found exact same device for $49 whereas if I did not know much about electronic repairs, traditionally the repair guy would have had charge me at least couple hundreds. So do it here first, it wont cost you much.
Replacing this part is so simple, pull the device out away from condenser by hand as if you were unplugging an extension cord and plug the new start-dev in. SIMPLE. Make sure to take pic with ur phone to wire it back properly. (ONLY 2 WIRES)

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerLisa from League City TX

Refrigerator and freezer not cold

I removed the back panel off the fridge and removed the old start relay device by simply unplugging it from the compressor. I had to detatch two wires and a capacitor from the device. The old start relay was definitely bad and you could tell by shaking it. Plugged in the new start relay device, reattached the wires and capacitor and was done. Fridge is perfect now! Very simple!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerStephen from Holt MI

Smelled electrical burning / smoke

Removed cardboard back from refrig. Found source of smell/burn. Removed part. Ordered several replacement parts as the diagram was not clear as to which part would be needed. New parts arrived, matched with old. Cleaned carbon from contacts, installed new part. Cleaned dust from refrigeration coils, installed back. Returned unused parts.

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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjames from islamorada FL

Compressor not running

found power up to current relay but not to compressor. removed the old current relay and installed the new relay and the compressor started running and the refrigerator works fine now.

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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerFrank from lincoln CA

Compressor clicking on and off, not cooling

After unplugging the appliance I removed acess cover on back of fridge with a screwdriver, pulled the overload start device straight off the compressor, unplugged the red/ white factory pre-terminated conductors and replaced the bad start device. Took about 2 minutes. You must remove as much of the dust and lint from condenser element to keep this from happening again since heat will build up and fry the overload again.

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11 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMichael from Ocala FL

No refrigeration to freezer or refrigerator

Whirlpool refrigerator laid down on us on a Friday morning. Local repair center would not be out until Monday noon. $89 service charge plus labor and parts estimate. Golly Miss Molly! Diagnosed problem through PartSelect forum and ordered the part at 2:50pm that day[Fri]. New compressor part arrived at 2pm the next day [Sat].INCREDIBLE delivery time!Up and running 10 minutes later. Thanks PartSelect. My faith in Corporate America{gosh,maybe even mankind] has been restored.

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerEddie from Ocean Springs MS

Refrigerator quit cooling at all.

I removed the cover for the lower part of the refrigerator to inspect the wiring and motor. I removed the switch and removed the wiring from it. The wiring just plugs in. When the new switch arrived, I just reinstalled it to the side of the motor and the refrigerator has been working fine ever since.

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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerBrad from Palm Harbor FL

No cooling refer and freezer. Fan runs constant

Ordered Part Number and overnighted shipping. Took less than 5 minutes to install the kit. Refrigerator Works GREAT!!! FYI, I called a repair service and they wanted $300.00 to come out and repair. The part and shipping were $76.00. I saved a ton and did it myself!!!

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Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

Customerraymond from new haven CT

My side by side regrigerator completely stop working

I noticed that everytime I plug the refrigerator cord into to the wall outlet it would trip the shock prevention safety switch on the wall outlet. I came to the conclusion that something was blocking the electrical current to flow to the compressor. I figured if I changed the the part attached to the compressor then the electricity would be able to make a complete circuit to the compressor. so I got the part # from the old part and I researched it through your company. You had the part in stock. I ordered it and it was at my door the next day. It worked extremely well. I proudly can say I did it myself and most importantly I don't need a new refrigerator and I save a lot of money. thanks I will definitely use your company in the future. Ray

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerHarry and Janet from Austin TX

Compressor quit working

Really simple clear instructions with photos. With this the repair was quick and easy simply remove the bad relay and replace with the correct one. Great delivery time with terrific instructions.

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