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Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Run Capacitor
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Run Capacitor WP65889-4

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PartSelect Number PS11743364
Manufacturer Part Number WP65889-4
Manufactured by Whirlpool
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Product Description

Run Capacitor Specifications

This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. If you are noticing temperature issues with your refrigerator or freezer, the run capacitor may need replacing. This repair is fairly easy to complete, and the only tools you will require are a 1/4 inch nut driver, and a 1/4 inch socket with a small ratchet. The run capacitor is located in the back of the fridge, so you will need to make sure you have room to work on this repair. Make sure to unplug the fridge prior to beginning the repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Freezer section too warm | Fridge too warm | Fridge and Freezer are too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Amana, Maytag, Kenmore, Admiral.
Part# WP65889-4 replaces these:
AP6010187, 14202659, 14217273, 2252799, 2255130, 61002974, 61003525, 65889-4, 65889-5, 65889-8, 65922-1, 66121-1, 8170450, 8170462, C8931604, C8931608, C8931610, C8931612
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Cesar Galace
August 3, 2017
Run capacitor - is that another name for "starting relay" for this model of the refrigerator/freezer side-by-side door? I hear a clicking sound as if the compressor is trying to start, then about 2 to three minutes another clicking sound as if shuts off. Observing the cabinet light, it goes dim as if the compressor starts and brightens when it shuts off, but it never get the cabinet cold. I already ran it overnight hoping to get the cabinet cold in the morning, but it never get cold. My problem with the unit is, since i move it to my garage, it stops getting the cabinet cooler, and freezer don't get colder to freeze objects place in the cabinet.
For model number MSD2732GRW
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Hi Cesar, Thank you for your question. No the Start Relay and the Run Capacitor are two different parts on your Compressor. In most cases when you are experiencing the freezer for this particular model not getting cold enough, it is the Run Capacitor that is causing the problem. You should test this part with a multi-meter to see if it is malfunctioning for you. I would also suggest testing your Start Relay, Defrost Timer, and both your Evaporator and Condenser Fan Motors. As sometimes these could also be the parts giving you problems. I hope this helps!

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Stephen
April 10, 2018
In your advise to test parts with a multi-meter, you refer to you tube. Since those meters can test many things (i.E. Current, voltage, resistance),which is used to test parts and is the part tested while it is installed in the refrigerator?
For model number Amana ARS2667AB
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Hello Stephen, thank you for your question. The part needs to be removed from the compressor to be tested. To test the capacitor with a multimeter, set the meter to read in the high ohms range, somewhere above 10k and 1m ohms. Touch the meter leads to the corresponding leads on the capacitor, red to positive and black to negative. The meter should start at zero and then moving slowly toward infinity. I hope this helps!

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Kate
August 30, 2017
I first noticed my refrigerator was up to 50 degrees. My freezer had icicles hanging inside because my ice cubes were melting. I noticed that 41% of the time the part i need is a capacitator. Do you think this is correct.
For model number MZD2766GEQ
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Hi Kate, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this could be one of the parts that are causing your issue. I would suggest checking your capacitor, start relay and overload, and also your defrost thermostat. You can check all of these parts with a multi-meter. Good luck with your repair.

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Lars
March 9, 2018
About once a week, the compressor does not come on. Turning power off and on seems to fix the problem for about a week. The run capacitor seems to check ok with a multi meter. Could it still be causing the intermittent failure to start?Thanks, lars
For model number JCD2389GEB
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Hi Lars, Thank you for your question. If the run capacitor checks out okay, then the next parts that I would check would be the relay and overload. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Ted
May 1, 2018
This is a Maytag refrigerator. Both the refrigerator top part and the freezer stopped cooling and got warm. We heard a humming sound that lasts various periods, maybe 10 to 20 seconds and this happens every minute or so, then the sound shuts off. This pattern keeps repeating. We then shut power off to the refrigerator overnight by switching the breaker off. The next morning, we switched the breaker on and both the refrigerator and the freezer worked properly and got cold. After about 7 hours, the humming started again as described. We turned the breaker off again overnight, and again the refrigerator and freezer worked normally with no humming or clicking. After about 7 hours again, the humming and shutting off sound returned just as before. The air seems to be very gently blowing inside the fridge and freezer at all times, and the compressor sounds as though it is running all times. The humming sounds seem as thought they are coming from the bottom back of the fridge.
For model number MBB1956GEW
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Hi Ted, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator and freezer section are getting too warm, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the run capacitor, the condenser fan motor, the overload relay combination and the evaporator fan motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Rodney
November 1, 2017
Cleared drain in freezer section, now freezer not getting cold and fan running constantly
For model number msd2454grw
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Hi Rodney, Thank you for your question. I would suggest checking your run capacitor and your start relay. You should also check the thermostats inside of your appliance as well. It could be that they are reading the wrong temperature. You can test all of these parts with a multi meter. Good luck with your repair.

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Claire
February 18, 2018
Admiral designer series (black side by side w/water, cubes and crushed ice) Hmg671841 Need to set temp all the way up before fridge will kick in we can then lower temp to desired setting; when temp gets below that setting it will not kick back in could this part be the problem? will part number wp65889 4 work on this fridge? thanx
For model number HMG671841
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Hello Claire, thank you for your question. The issue might be the temperature control thermostat part number WP61001673. This is what you turn to select different temperature settings for the fridge. If the thermostat is not the issue, the issue could be the Run Capacitor part number WP65889-4. This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature. I hope this helps!

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Joe
March 11, 2018
Excessive running fan is running with no issues coils are clean the lines coming out of the condenser are cold and are not freezing up return line is warm and not very hot when it starts running it continues for 45 minutes to 1hr before it shuts off is there a thermostat in there that is causing the excessive running time ?????
For model number RTT1700DAE
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Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. If your refrigerator is constantly running, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue, You will need to check, the defrost thermostat, the defrost heater and the defrost timer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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John
March 21, 2018
Does my refrigerator have a run capacitor and if so where is it located? Either my capacitor or relay and overload units are bad. Thanks
For model number ET189NKXDW01
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Hello John, thank you for your question. Yes, your fridge would have a Relay and Overload Kit (which is the same as a run capacitor and overload). The part number is 4387913 and these parts are located under a square black cover mounted to the the compressor itself! I hope this information helps!

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Bryce
March 26, 2018
My refrigerator stopped cooling the freezer and fridge but the light does come on. I unplugged the unit for a few hours and took the back panel off to see if the fan would come on when i plugged the fridge back in. No such luck, shall i try and replace the run capacitor?
For model number amana arb1914cc
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Hi Bryce, Thank you for your question. If the refrigerator and the freezer are not cooling, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the run capacitor, the condenser fan motor kit, the overload relay combination and the freezer evaporator fan motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Run Capacitor

Replacing your Amana Refrigerator Run Capacitor
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Freezer and Fridge were not keeping cold enough
I didn't know what the problem was so replaced all 3 parts.
What I think actually fixed the problem is the Cold Control Thermostat that is not listed here. This part accessed by removing the dial control in the front of the Freezer. Part wasn't exactly the same but worked. I looped the sensor toward the front of the dial. Also replaced the Run Capacitor from the the back of the unit (Very Easy). Replaced the Defrost Timer from the Front of the unit (Easy). Now keeping 35-40 degrees in the Fridge and -15-0 in the Freezer. Nice. I plan to replace the Condenser Fan Motor also as it is a bit noisy.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz Condenser Fan Motor Kit
  • Ted from NEDERLAND, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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No cooling in the freezer or in the refrigerator
Remover rear cover at bottom of refrigerator. The replacement run capacitor was the same as the original one. The replacement Overload Relay Combination was slightly different. It plugged onto the compressor the same, but the connector where the power came in from the wiring harness was different. I had to cut off the original connector from the wiring harness, and then splice in new connectors onto those two wires which I could then attach to the replacement Overload Relay Combination. Fortunately the connectors I needed were fairly common and I had those available. After that it worked. My suspicion is that the Run Capacitor was fine, and it was just the Overload Relay Combination that failed. Replacing the capacitor without replacing the Overload Relay Combination did not fix the problem.
Other Parts Used:
Overload Relay Combination
  • Ben from Falls Church, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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My amana side to side freezer stoped freezing i found parts select and helped my get a part that by % would be the problemand it worked thanks
I replaced the run capacitor wich is located near the compressor, i first turned power off to fridge than remuved capacitor checked for continuity and the capacitor was the problem thanks
  • Martin from SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Location of the run capacitor was not as the video described.
It was easy after it was apparent that the run capacitor was plugged into the compressor. This was determined from a parts diagram of the actual model refrigerator. The part was the same but the location on the video was wrong. A large screwdriver was used to unplug the capacitor from the compressor. The temperature range of the refrigerator is still too wide but it's colder.
  • Robert from Webbers Falls, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Refrig began to trip the GFI circuit in the garage. When plugged into a house interior circuit the lights and fan ran but no cooling in either the freezer or frig.
First of all I want to thank Michael from Carlisle,PA and this site for publishing Michael's info on the wiring specifics on the new 3 connector Start Relay ( WP2262185 ). The original relay only has 2 connectors The 2 orange wires which are combined to one female connector need to be clipped and separated each to its own connector. Refer to Michael's blog as to which wire goes to which connector on the Start Relay. I replaced the Run Capacitor, Start Relay and Overload just to be safe. The Start Relay was the actual culprit.Thank you for an excellent website!
  • riley from CAVE CREEK, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
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Refridgerator/Freezer Not Cooling
First of all, let me say that I'm a 50 year old single woman. If I can do this repair, anyone can! After unscrewing the back of the unit that houses the compressor, I found the relay overload switch which is attached to the compressor. I pulled the part off and discovered that it comes in one piece. The replacement part came in 3 pieces. I intially thought they sent the wrong part. After a little thinking outside of the box, I figured out that the replacement part was indeed the correct part and that it comes in 3 pieces instead of one. It would have taken 5 minutes to repair if I had realized this early on. Once replaced, the refrigerator/freezer was cooling within 10 min. I sent the Run Capacitor back after telephoning a customer service rep. She was so courteous and helpful! What a fabulous company. I highly recommend. I saved myself approx. $250.00 doing it myself.
Other Parts Used:
Relay Overload Kit
  • Melinda from Modesto, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Refrigerator stopped cooling
Problem: My Maytag side by side door refrigerator just stopped cooling and has to discard all frozen items after I discovered being away for 3 days. First, I went to my computer and read some of the repair stories at Part Select “Need help with your repair?” and installation video guide.
1. I ordered the Refrigerator Adaptive Defrost Board (ADP) - followed the procedures how to disconnect and installed the new part. Unfortunately, it did not correct the problem and only warm is coming out.
2. I ordered the Defrost Heater Thermostat Assembly - removed the old and replaced with new assembly. Again, warm air coming out. Meanwhile, I kept on hearing “clicking sound every few second” not knowing where this coming from. Again, at Part Select, I read the story about it and I ordered the
Run Capacitor and the Overload/Relay with Capacitor. Soon as I opened the parts and tried to match it from the part at the back of the refrigerator and to the part from the compressor, I have discovered that they are not in compatible with the original parts from my Maytag Refrigerator and cannot be installed. And so I contacted (Email) Part Select customer service (Jeanette) if I could return the unused parts and had provided me the “Return address and the Reference Number”. This time, I gave Jeanette the Maytag Model and Serial numbers and asked where I could find this on my refrigerator and make the necessary repair and came back with the diagram and located #4 to the compressor. Ordered the correct part# PS2004058.
3. Upon receipt of the part above, I was puzzled, in the plastic container are four parts, included a plastic cover. I have not given up, I removed the original part encased in white plastic container pulled straight off the compressor and examined it closely. Before detaching all the wiring, I also noted before disconnecting from wire harness and read the Diagram/Instruction Sheet provided.
4. From the four new parts provided, installed the Overload Terminal, bottom part on Compressor with one terminal to the Blue wire. Connected White Jumper to the old harness. Lastly, I plugged the PTC Start Device (two terminals) above the Overload Terminal on the Compressor with the proper wiring as I previously noted and installed the electrical cover. “Plugged in the refrigerator to the power outlet”. To test the result, I left a glass of water inside the freezer and a bottle of wine into the refrigerator. The result - I checked after 2 hours, the water was frozen and a cool wine. “Little frustration included here, as I am not an electrician.” But now, I could say, I fixed it, and very proud of this accomplishment.
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Safety Note: Always make sure to unplugged the refrigerator (power off) prior doing the necessary repairs.
Rodolfo Julao/S. San Francisco, CA
Other Parts Used:
Compressor Start Device and Capacitor
  • Rodolfo from South San Francisco, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Refrigerator had been working and still had lights and a running fan, but no cooling, everything had defrosted.
I didn't do it, my husband did. He removed the back panel and used an ohm meter to check the compressor and found that that was working so he decided to replace the overload relay and capacitator. He has an hour lunch and since the parts were in he decided to change it during his lunch hour. The minute he had them replaced....voila!! Cold again! We had a different fridge that had the same problem, but we thought it would be too expensive to fix so we junked it......wish we would have tried this!!! So proud of the hubby!
Other Parts Used:
Overload Relay Combination
  • Teresa from Baraboo, WI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Compressor was not working
Open back cover and check thecomprosser and ffan. Fan was working and compresore was very hot and freon pipes are not cold. Check the connectivity with the resistor meter on compressor and all 3 pin were checked out ok. that means compressor is ok. Then check overload relay and there was a short butn out. take the part # and order from partselect and i got in 3 days costiing me less than $ 20.00. replaced relay and frezzecompressor start colling the syatem.
Other Parts Used:
Overload Relay Combination
  • SHIRISH from WHEELING, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench set
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Compressor stopped running
I opened up the back panel, and with a multimeter found that the compressor was not getting power. The voltage stopped at the connection socket and run capacitor. Unplugged the fridge and discharged the capacitor, CAREFULLY removed these parts and replaced them. Fridge works now. The repair guy gave me an estimate of $900, but with partselect, I fixed my fridge for $63 including overnight shipping.

Remember to unplug the fridge before removing the back panel, and vacuum any dust and dirt before you work. The power to the compressor is at WALL OUTLET LEVELS and can cause serious injury or death. Please be careful and wear proper protective equipment. The repair may extremely simple, but that does not mean you should be careless.
Other Parts Used:
Relay Overload
  • Stephen from Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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