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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5 of 6 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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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerRonald from Rockford IL

The freezer and refridgerator would not cool

Removed the starter switch clip and replaced the switch. The appliance begain to cool immeadiatly.

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4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers

CustomerTrevor from Katy TX

Refrigerator stopped cooling

I was first reluctant to start poking around, as I am limited in my handyman skills. However, not wanting to spend a lot of money, I decided to get my hands dirty. I quickly identifed the problem being the run capacitor and overload protector. I then identified the parts I needed to order using partselect.com and looked at user stories. I was confident this would work. Ordered the parts (YOU NEED TO ORDER TWO PARTS!) and began replacement. However, one of the prongs that the part connects to, broke in half. I was able to fashion a copper sheath to serve a conductor and to my amazement it worked. Had that hiccup not occurred, this would have been a mighty easy fix. Everything about this site helped and defintely gave me a "Tim the Toolman Taylor" boost of confidence.

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers

CustomerNorman from Albuquerque NM

Refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling.

The repair was incredibly easy. The only reason it took me so long to do it was that the instruction sheet did not make it clear that the parts supplied covered 4 possibilities. It took me a long time to realize that in my case (the discrete) I only needed to use the separate relay, one of the funny shaped parts, the jumper wire, and the cover, but not either of the combo versions. Maybe I'm dense or just too cautious. However, once installed, the fridge started up and is working fine.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTroy from Bend OR

Refridgerator and freezer both warm, not cooling at all

After a little research and seeing the posted comments on this site, I guessed that my our compressor start switch was bad. Super easy to replace. Removing the back panel took less than 5 minutes. Identifying the switch and removing it took about 1 minute. Because I was in there, I vaccuumed the coils (as recommeneded). Once I had the part in hand, the reassembly took less than 5 miuntes and my fridge/freezer WORKS!!!!. $60 and 10 minutes -vs- new fridge, best do it yourself ever. Thanks Parts Select.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard from Edmond OK

No cooling, compresser relay clicks every few minutes

I diagnosed the problem from forums online. Many sites all said the same thing, the compressor relay clicks when bad and does not start the compressor. The part arrived in 5 days even though I live in the same city as the warehouse. Too bad modern shipping can't look at the address and divert it from the centralized shipping center.

The kit included several versions of the relay. It took longer (minutes) to study the clearly written instructions to determine which version of the part was needed for the specific compressor than it took to install the new relay.

But you do need some basic repair skills. Unfortunately, the women of the house could not figure out which part version to use and were afraid they would break the wires if they pulled the wires from the old relay. They had to wait until I got home from work.

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1 of 3 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, Socket set

CustomerRANDALL from LAUREL PARK NC

Unit stopped cooling altogether-symptoms were clicking at the compressor followed by a hum

simply unplugged and unscrewed back cover, pulled out old relay switch and popped in the new one! If I hadn't read on the website how to diagnose and repair, I wouldn't have attempted it!

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

Tools

Customerdavid from virginia beach VA

Clicking noise @ 1st then a plastic burning smell behind fridge

I pulled the back cardboard off first and then there was a plug on the compressor that a pin held on. I unplugged the old one and ordered a new one from this web site. It worked right away they shipped it fast too.

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJames A. from Monroe NY

Starter motor burnt out

removed old starter. re prepped connectors for ALL LEADS. PLUGGED IN DEVICE AND TURNED ON. DESIRED TEMPS IN SIX-SEVEN HRS.

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  • Compressor Start Device Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerDarnell from Buford GA

Refrigerator stop getting cold.

After removing the bottom back, I notice a clicking noise every 30 second to 1 minute. The sound was coming from the side of the compressor, the compressor starter. After removing the starter and opening it up, I was able to see that the inside was burned out. I ordered the part online, received it within 3 business day, replaced the part within 15 minutes. That was the problem, refrigerator works like new and I saved myself at least $200.

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2 of 8 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

CustomerGabriele from Exton PA

Refrigerator stopped cooling

I diagnosed the part due to the stench it emitted. I took the cover off, took the part out, ordered it online, put it back it once it arrived.

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