Maytag Freezer Compressors

Maytag Appliance Parts
Shop By Part Type

Popular Maytag Freezer Compressors

Your Price
  In Stock
Relay and Overload Combination
PartSelect Number PS11749877
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10189190
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.
Fixes these symptoms
  • Clicking sound
  • Freezer section too warm
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm
  • See more...
Installation Instructions
Anna from Lincoln, RI
Our Refrigerator and freezer stopped working
I had read on a fix it site that the start device for the compressor on this particular model was known to fail after 3-5 years. When we received the part it looked like something that just plugged into the compressor. My husband unscrewed the panel in the back of the fridge and saw the part on the compressor. He first removed the three wires that it was connected to, and the wires were inside a plug so all he had to do was remove the plug from the start device. He then removed the old start device from the compressor. Plugged in the wire plug into the new start device, and pushed in the new start device into the compressor. There was also another black part plugged into the old start device that he plugged inot the new start device that connected to the compressor. Our freezer and refrigerator starting working. Within a couple of hours our freezer had made ice. Read more...
Your Price
  In Stock
Start Relay
PartSelect Number PS11754876
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10448874
Fixes these symptoms
Installation Instructions
Bryce from STUART, FL
My Whirlpool Fridge and freezer would not get cold.
My Whirlpool model (GB2FHDXWS09) Fridge and freezer would not get cold. The compressor would turn on for about 5 seconds and turn off. I called parts Direct and they knew it was the Capacitor right away. I also ordered the Start Relay just to replace it as well, that was my choice.

Received the parts super fast. I chose to pay for faster shipping.

Super great place to shop, watch help videos and get the answers you need for what you need. Super happy with everything about this company and the person that helped me on the phone to place the order and confirm I was ordering the right part.

Done and working. Took me about 5 minutes. Everything is plug and play besides taking a few screws off the back.

Thanks Team !

Your Price
  In Stock
Relay Combo
PartSelect Number PS11740417
Manufacturer Part Number WP2320150
Your Price
  In Stock
Drier (Service)
PartSelect Number PS11749031
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10143759
This drier may also be known as a refrigerator ultra-violet dye drier or a filter drier and is meant to be used with your fridge. This piece is a filter for the refrigerant that moves through the refrigerators sealed-system. The most common reason you will need to replace the filter is if your fridge/freezer is not starting. You should consider having this piece installed by an appliance repair technician that is trained and licensed. Installing this part requires specialized knowledge and tools. The installation will require the service technician to recover and recharge the refrigerant in the refrigerators sealed-system.
Your Price
  On Order
Start Relay
PartSelect Number PS11742407
Manufacturer Part Number WP4356738
The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed.
Installation Instructions
Bonnie from CARLSBAD, CA
Deep Freezer leaked, warmed up to about 60 degrees, door no longer pulled shut when closing
You should know that the freezer leaked for months before it warmed up. It's not connected to water (no ice maker in it) so I figured it was ice build-up that was melting and causing the leak.

When it warmed up I called a repairman who said the start relay was bad and estimated $500 to replace it. I disputed this because the compressor was running. I asked him if perhaps the freon was low, he said if it was, we should dispose of the freezer.

I even asked him to take $300 to replace that relay, but he refused so I paid him his service fee and sent him on his way. Turns out even $300 would've been a ripoff.

I watched several videos on diagnosing warm freezers. I tried contacting many online parts stores but was the only one that answered and had kind and patient techs willing to explain things to me.

I tested the evaporator fan motor, which turned out to be bad. The tech recommended other parts that might also be bad so I put them all into the shopping cart, including the overload (by accident, not sure how I got that one as I did not need the overload for this repair). I did buy the relay in case the unethical repair guy was right about the relay being bad.

The parts arrived quickly and the diagrams/video supplied by this site were very helpful. I used my cell phone to take photos of everything before I started so I could put all wires back in their proper places, etc.


Very easy to replace. I removed the cover panel as instructed, and removed the screws holding the motor with my nutdriver. The blades slid off the motor nice and easy--I did not have to fiddle with the clip at all, just slid them off and on.

There is a third hole in the white bracket that worried me because I didn't see a corresponding third hole in the photo online of that part. But when it arrived, it did have the hole so I was able to plug it in just fine.

I removed the middle wire from the old part's white bracket NOT by pulling on it. I removed it by gently pushing an allen wrench into the hole and then the wire came out easily so it could be plugged into the new part.

Very easy overall to replace the Evaporator Fan Motor.


Another very easy to replace part! Find the old part, unplug it and plug in the new part! Once the panel is removed to access the fan, you can hold up the new part and use it to find the old one. In this model it was easy to find.


This was on the back of my freezer, in the cavity that holds the compressor. Once I located it, it was a simple thing to replace it. I used the nut driver to unscrew the screws and unplugged it, plugged in the new one, put the screws back... super simple.


This was the scariest for me but turned out to be simple. I had to lie on the ground to get close enough and position a bright light so I could see everything clearly. (I'm a 60-year-old gal with poor eyesight and creaky bones!) The cell phone came in handy here to take up close photos of the assembly.

Another difficult step: grabbing the relay to pull it out. It was difficult to gain purchase on it but I finally figured it out.

A third difficulty (only for me) was pulling off the terminals without damaging the wire. I followed the video closely here, grabbed the terminals and not the wire and worked at them to pull them off. They were on very tight, difficult but I did get them off.

Installing the new relay was easy. Attach the terminals (cell phone photo of original part helped me ensure I got the right wires to the right place) and plug it in (cell phone helped again so I could line up the pins before pushing).

The old part rattled just barely -- so perhaps it WAS on its way out, but certainly not worth a $500 repair the repairman wanted! And as you will see, it was not the only thing not working in our this freezer.

The freezer started right up -- compressor humming nicely -- but after 24 hours it was only 60 degrees. At that point I called and they spent a long time with me on the phone. We decided it might be leaking freon but they don't have parts or info on adding freon.

I researched "how to add freon to your freezer" and found a great video by Vegas Romaniac on youtube.

Turns out you need to make sure your gauge has a DVA-1 adapter; the link in the youtube video sends you to an old-style gauge, so if you buy that one you'll need to go to Walmart for a DVA-1 adapter ($3).

Another issue: the green gasket in that gauge prevented it from seating properly, it took me a very long time before it finally seated and pierced the can...
Your Price
  In Stock
Compressor Overload Protector
PartSelect Number PS11738901
Manufacturer Part Number WP2149959
Relay is NOT included. Must be ordered separately.
Fixes these symptoms
Installation Instructions
Jeffrey from Bedford, NH
loss of cold air and subsequent meltdown of contents
Shut of both freezer and refer section, as well as unplug unit. Remove h2o line to bottom of frig that supplies ice maker. Remove back panel and set aside. Remove green, red and white wires from relay and start device. Be sure to mark which goes where, it may seem simple, but 3-5 days later when the parts arrive, things may look different. Install the two replacement parts in the reverse order by which you removed them. Remember, white tabs are down and touch back of lower part when installed. Install panel and hto line, check for leaks, plug in and turn refer on. Read more...
Your Price
  On Order
PartSelect Number PS11743284
Manufacturer Part Number WP61006294
This part helps protect the motor from overheating. The relay is sold separately.
Fixes these symptoms
Installation Instructions
Steven from Mobile, AL
stopped running
replaced overload, but the start relay looked different, and wasn't sure how to replace it.Unit is now running Read more...
Your Price
  In Stock
PartSelect Number PS11739057
Manufacturer Part Number WP2183456
This part helps protect the motor from overheating.
Installation Instructions
Jeff from corpus christi, TX
Refrigerator and Freezer would not cool
I took off the plastic cover plate that covers the overload and relay on the condensor. There are Three pins; two connecting to the relay and one to the overload. I removed the wires from the overload and relay and used a screwdriver to pry them from the pins on the condensor. I reinstalled the overload and relay and she works like new. When you shake the bad relay it sounds like there is broken glass in it. Read more...
Your Price
  In Stock
Overload (Production)
PartSelect Number PS11739715
Manufacturer Part Number WP2214067
This part provides added protection for the compressor motor because it protects against excessive current and excessive temperature use.
Installation Instructions
richard from galena, KS
Overload was open
New part was similar, except contact blade was for a full 1/4", my model utilizes 1/8". So I cut the blade in half with a hacksaw, filed off the rough edges and reassemblied the connector; attached it to the compressor
Now being a retired electronic engineer; who's great idea was it to hide a klixon inside the connector?
Your Price
  On Order
Compressor Start Relay
PartSelect Number PS358648
Manufacturer Part Number 4318083
Overload is sold separately. The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed.

Related Parts