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PartSelect Number PS11750123
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10197428
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay Specifications

This compressor start relay is for refrigerators. The compressor start relay attaches to the compressor and helps start the compressor motor. Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the power is off and unplug the refrigerator before installing this part.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Fridge and Freezer are too warm | Clicking sound | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, KitchenAid.
Part# WPW10197428 replaces these:
AP6016830, W10128791, W10128795, W10197428, WPW10197428VP
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Nanette
September 25, 2017
I hear the compressor kick on and 30 seconds or less it kicks right back off, would this normally be cause by the relay switch I am inquiring about: Part# wpw10197428. The Maytag french door top/bottom freezer stopped cooling and freezing a few months ago. If not the relay should I be looking at the hv or lv boards?
For model number MFI2569Vem1
Hi Nanette, Thank you for the question. I suggest replacing the Capacitor,PartSelect Number PS11757023.This part provides the voltage or energy current required to start the compressor and keep it running.Hope this helps!

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Dorothy
February 21, 2019
I replaced the compacitor on my Maytag refridgerator but that didn't fix the click on and then click again and it's still not cooling. Do i need to replace the start dev part ?? i truly need my fridge!!
For model number mfi2269vew1
Hello Dorothy, Thank you for the question. If your refrigerator has stopped cooling entirely and you hear a clicking sound every two to five minutes, then your compressor is not turning on and you may need to replace the Start Device. Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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Frances
February 28, 2018
My Whirlpool fridge & freezer are to warm. I recently have replaced starter device and thermostat but still to warm. Today I had the relay replaced won't know if this will fix my problem. Can you help me with my problem?
For model number W8TXEWFYQ01
Hi Frances, Thank you for the question. I suggest testing the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat.The best way to do this is to remove the Thermostat from the refrigerator so you can control the temperature of the sensor. You can let the sensor warm up to room temperature. With the sensor warmed up to room temperature the sensor should read approximately 6.2K Ohms at 68°F. With the thermistor submerged is a glass full of ice water, the sensor should be very close to 32°F which should read approximately 16.3K Ohms. If the values that you are getting are far off from these readings, then the sensor is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps

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Patrick
January 10, 2020
Refrigerator got too cold in garage and stopped working power and everything still there display on front will not light unless you push one of the buttons what do you think i have to do or what part do l need to replace to get it working again.
For model number AFI2538AES5
Good Day Patrick. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit (Model Number AFI2538AES5). Based on our research, you may need to replace one ore more of the following items in order to solve your issue: 1) Capacitor (PartSelect Number PS11757023). 2) Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay (PartSelect Number PS11750123). 3) Electronic Control (PartSelect Number PS11752535). You can order these parts either online at our website www.PartSelect.com or by calling us by phone at 888-260-4310. Best Regards.

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Alan
February 21, 2019
My refrigerator's problem is sometime is not running. In order for it to run, i have to turn the thermostat off then turn it back on. How can i address the problem?
For model number 10650023211
Hello Alan, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the start device, and capacitor which are on the compressor. You're testing for continuity so if they show continuity when tested they have not failed. The next step would be to test/replace the thermostat. The cold control is a temperature controlled switch that supplies power to the compressor and fan circuits in the refrigerator. If your refrigerator won’t start and no fans are running, then you may have a defective control. The temperature adjustment knob is attached to the control and is normally located in the fresh food section control panel. You can check the control for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance first, remove the control from the housing and disconnect the terminal leads. As you adjust the control to a colder setting the switch should close and you should have continuity between the terminals. If not, then the control is defective and will need to be replaced. I hope this helps!

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James
January 8, 2019
Where is the adaptive defrost control located on this refrigerator model? Thanks
For model number MFT2574DEM01
Hello James, Thank you for the question. Checking this model number I am not showing this appliance has a adaptive defrost control. The Defrost would be controlled by the main control board. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Dorothy
February 14, 2019
My Maytag fridge quit working fridge and freezer but i can hear this i think little black box click on for a second and then go off. Can you tell me what part i need to fix this??
For model number MFI2269VEW0
Hi Dorothy, Thank you for your question. The little black box you are referring to maybe the capacitor, part number PS11757023. The capacitor is also known as a run capacitor, and it is most often used in refrigerators and freezers. This part provides the voltage or energy current required to start the compressor and keep it running. It allows the compressor in your appliance to easily cycle on and off. Doing so enables the appliance to effortlessly maintain its internal temperature. If the capacitor is faulty your refrigerator or freezer might be too warm, or you may notice the compressor will hum, but it will not run. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Michael
October 24, 2017
The refrigerator works most of the time. However, there are times it does not kick on and the ice starts to melt and temperature in the refrigerator goes up. We then turn the control knobs off and on and the unit begins to cool again.
For model number WRS325FDAM02
Hi Michael, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the bi-metal defrost thermostat, the lower door closing cam, the evaporator fan motor, the fan blade, the defrost control board, the fresh food door gasket and the defrost heater. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Wes
December 9, 2019
My fridge makes a clicking noise and once about a week or so it seems to quit working and warms up. It has gone into the sabbath mode, for some reason when this happens. Ive replaced the run capacitor and this still happens. Suggestions?
For model number Jfi2089aes
Hello Wes and thanks for writing. Reset the refrigerator Power unit down by turning off the circuit breaker(s) or unplugging the product for 5 - 10 minutes. Power unit up by turning on the circuit breaker(s) or plugging the product back in. Ensure the cooling function is turned on. Test the control panel functionality. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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Wes
December 10, 2019
Yesterday i asked how to stop my fridge from making the clicking noises, i have replaced the run capacitor, and it was then suggested to unplug the fridge or turn off the breaker for 5-10 minutes. This did not resolve the issue. It runs most most of the time but will just shut off for a few hour period and the food warms up. Any further suggestions?
For model number Jfi2089aes
Hello Wes and thanks for writing. It certainly sounds like a faulty thermistor PS2003772 and/or start relay PS11750123 test and replace it if needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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    Refrigerator & Freezer both stopped cooling
    Simply move the appliance for access to the back side. Removed the lower metal access panel, locate the compressor ( black round object ) parts are on the left bottom of the compressor. Simply unplug the parts, and replace with new parts.The hard part was, getting my 72 year old body in position to do the job. As far as getting the right part, a young lady in Nova Scoita is the one to ask for help !! Ordered parts one day, and they were in my hands the next morning!!
    • Clyde from ARAB, AL
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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    Clicking noise, getting louder. Then stopped cooling
    1. Empty your fridge. Lighter is easier to move and this is the hardest step in the fix. 2. Move your fridge so you can get behind it. Unplug the fridge. 3. Use a 1/4in nut driver to remove the screws from the back panel. 4. Remove the back panel. 5. Locate the compressor (big cylinder, usually black) and find the capacitor (PS11757023) and start dev (PS11750123) plugged into the side of the compressor. 6. There is a steel spring restraint wire, remove this. 7. Remove the pin connector (plastic w/ wires going to it) by pressing and pulling gently. Remove the old capacitor and start dev. 8. Assemble the new capacitor and start dev to each other. 9. Plug the pin connector into the new replacement components. 10. Align the start dev to the location of the old components. There is a 3 pin outlet that aligns to the 3 plug holes on the start dev. Align the plug then push gently but firmly to seat the components back together. 11. Reinstall the restraint wire. 12. Reinstall the pack panel. 13. Put your refrigerator back in place and load it up! You're all done!
    • James from MEMPHIS, TN
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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    Warm ref and frz
    Removed old starter and capacitor as per your website instruction.
    Plugged in new parts.
    Compresser turned on
    • Peter from MASSAPEQUA PK, NY
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Refrigerator freezer stopped cooling
    Prior to ordering I removed freezer panel and checked for ice build up and fan functionality. Then removed rear panel cleaned lint from everything pulled front panel vacuumed out the condenser. Plugged back in and all seems to work with the exception of compressor. I have a little experience so googled in model number and your site popped up. I looked up part and the site gave me a percentage loved that. I ordered wish I would have rushed shipping as took about 10 days. Installed in less than 30 minutes and all runs great ??
    • Robert from COALINGA, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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    Stopped cooling/freezing
    It is as easy as is shown in the self-help video. (1) Disconnect the power, (2) Roll the appliance out so you can get to the back, (3) Using a nut driver remove all the screws from the lower back panel then remove the panel, (4) Remove the tensioner wire, (5) unplug the electrical connection to the capacitor, (6) gently but firmly remove the capacitor and starter relay as one unit, (7) preassemble your new capacitor and starter relay as one unit, (8) now simply reverse your steps for installing and you are done! These two parts saved me the cost of a new refrigerator. Almost as easy as changing a light bulb. PS: while you have the panel removed you can do a thorough cleaning with a soft brush and vacuum.
    • Roper from PALM BAY, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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    Random clicking noise
    The toughest part was pulling the refrigerator from the wall....After removing the back-bottom access panel the compressor is right there with the Start-Dev and Cap..Took a few min to remove and install new parts....Very Simple and works great...no more clicking..
    • Mark from SAN DIEGO, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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    intermittent clicking noise; otherwise fridge seemed to be working fine
    Googled "intermittent clicking noise" or something similar and consensus was it was either the capacitor or compressor start relay. You-tubed videos on how to replace these. Looked easy. Just unplug them from the condenser and replace. Contacted Part Select and staff said 50% of the the time it was the capacitor, 50% of the time it was the relay. I was in a time crunch so I ordered both and they came in a couple of days. I replaced the capacitor but the clicking noise continued. I replaced the relay and problem solved! Maybe I could have gotten away with just replacing the relay, but I had them both by then and figured with a 10 year old fridge, better replace them both at the same time and be done with the problem. So far, so good.
    • Peter from EUGENE, OR
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10662129, WPW10197428
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