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PartSelect Number PS11764031
Manufacturer Part Number WR55X24064
Manufactured by GE
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. This part has been updated by the manufacturer and may appear different than the original, but should function the same.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Fridge and Freezer are too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer, Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore, Haier.
Part# WR55X24064 replaces these:
AP6031641, RF-1400-17, WR55X20800, WR55X23731, WR62X0079, WR62X10018, WR62X10022, WR62X10040, WR62X10048, WR62X79, WR87X27279
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Mark
September 15, 2017
My compressor is not running and neither is the condenser fan. I don't hear any clicking at the compressor but the evaporator fan in freezer is running constantly. I checked the compressor with multimeter and it's ok also the overload & relay are ok. Will the kit capacitor fix this problem or is it something else?
For model number gss20iepcww
Hello Mark, thank you for contacting us. It does sound like the capacitor, since you already tested the compressor, start relay and overload, the capacitor is the only part left that would help kick on the compressor. Good luck with the repair!

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Mike
November 16, 2017
For a last 6 months, freezer and refrigerator working well. This is a small rental unit and refrigerator provided. Small intermittent dripping inside of refrigerator. Drip was originating from freezer and down through light bulb . Placed container to contain. Dripping volume in container would even freeze at back of refrigerator inside of container. Temp control set to 5. Lately, no more drips, refrigerator is too hot, milk curdles, have turned temp control to 9, compressor humming, freezer pretty good.Tempted to purchase new kit capacitor 12 uf and repair. Anything else i should check prior to procuring?
For model number CTH14CYXLRWH
Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. I would suggest testing your defrost timer, your defrost thermostat, your relay, and your run capacitor. You can test them with a multi meter. If all of those parts are working find it may be your thermostat control that is the problem. Good luck with your repair.

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Raymond
November 18, 2017
My refrigerator quit working after i cleaned the condensor arm assy. I just vacumed out all the dust which was caked on the unit. I have no digital display for the temperature on the front of the fridge also no compressor operation or no fans working. I checked power coming into unit and have 120 volts.All i have is the lights inside working so i ordered a mother board and installed it and still nothing. I tried jumpering out the capacitor and also nothing. I checked the mother board for voltage on every wire and it shows 24 volts this happened after cleaning the condensor coil i am at a loss as where to go next.
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Hi Raymond, Thank you for your inquiry. If your refrigerator will not start, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the capacitor, the temperature sensor, the dc condenser fan motor, the dispenser solenoid assembly, the dispenser crusher motor, the compressor, the defrost heater and the power cord. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Craig
November 13, 2017
My refrigerator doesn't sound like anything is running. The lights come on and thats all. Will the capacitor replacement fix the problem?
For model number GSH25JFTABB
Hi Craig, Thank you for the question.I woudl first test the Overload/Start Relay Combination,PartSelect Number PS1020294.It should read close to 5-6 ohms. You can also shake it to see if there is a rattle, if you hear a rattle it is defective. If the Overload and Start Relay are good you may have a defective control Board. Hope this helps!

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Mark
February 26, 2018
The refrigerator will not start but if I unplug it and plug it in again it runs fine until it stops after it gets cold inside like it should but after it gets warm inside I have to unplug it again to get it to restart. This sounds like it might be the run capacitor?
For model number GBE20ETEBRBB
Hi Mark, Thank you for the question. I agreed the Run Capacitor is defective. This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. Hope this helps!

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Tim
April 25, 2018
Freezer is working as well as fridge but it won't stop running. Turned the fridge thermostat down to 5 it stopped immediately waited a few seconds turned it to cold setting and kicked on 5 minutes later and kept running. Seal on door seem fine. Any suggestions. Thanks
For model number TBX22QAYARAA
Hello Tim, thank you for your question. The most common part that causes this issue is the Run Capacitor Part Number: WR55X24064. If the appliance is running all the time, or more often than it should the run capacitor should be replaced. I hope this helps!

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Dee
April 27, 2018
Clicking noise is coming from fan in the freezer. I took the cover off and the fan was trying to turn and that was the origin of the noise. I called a tech and they said that it was the capacitor and compressor relay. I unplugged the refrigerator so that i could get the part numbers. When i plugged it back in, the fan started running smoothly and the freezer side and the fresh food side began to cool. What does this mean?
For model number GSH25JFRFBB
Hi Dee, Thank you for your question. If you’re refrigerator is making a loud noise that appears to be coming from the freezer area, a faulty evaporator fan motor could be to blame. You may also notice that your refrigerator is not staying as cold as normal, or your ice is taking longer to freeze. To inspect the evaporator fan and motor, you will need to unplug your refrigerator and remove the evaporator fan cover. If there is ice or frost causing the noise then you will need to look for a defrost problem as the cause. If the fan blade has become loose or damaged, or if the motor shaft does not turn freely, then they will need to be replaced. You can temporarily reconnect the power to help isolate the noise but caution should be used around live circuits and should only be performed by qualified persons. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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BRENTON
November 29, 2017
You site list 2 parts that might be the problem with my fridge running way too long: Run capacitor or defrost timer.How can i test each of these so i can determine which is defective, before placing an order
For model number PCT22SBMALBS
Hi Brenton, Thank you for your inquiry. To verify if the problem is with the capacitor or the defrost timer, you will need to test them with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how to use one there are videos on YouTube that you may reference. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Patrick
December 27, 2017
Where is the run capacitor on this GE refrigerator? Thanks.
For model number TBX22FICBRBB
Hi Patrick, Thank you for the question. The Run Capacitor plugs into the compressor at the bottom of the appliances. It has to be accessed from the back of the fridge. Hope this helps!

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Don
January 19, 2018
The compressor runs all the time. The temperature control does not work. I turned all the dials to 0 and everything in the fridge section still freezes. The freezer still works - gets down to around 15 degrees below. Can you help?
For model number GBSC0HCXARWW
Hello Don, Thanks for your question. Check the evaporator coils to see if they are frosted over. If they are, test the defrost system to see if any parts are faulty, such as the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater. These parts along with the run capacitor on your compressor can be tested with a multimeter to see if they have continuity. Replace any of them if they show no continuity. I hope this helps.

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No power to the fan and compressor
I have a fridge in my garage. I have found that a glass of ice water or a cold drink outside is very important to me. When I discovered melting ice dripping onto the garage floor I was very upset. I spun the fridge and found that the compressor and fan weren't starting. I got out my multi-meter and discovered that power was not making it to these components. I did some research and found the wiring diagram online. There really isn't too much going on with a fridge and the most likely candidate seemed to be the run capacitor. I ordered the part, replaced it in a few minutes and the fridge began working again.
  • Christian from Kearneysville, WV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064, WR2X9391
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COLD FREEZER WARM FRIG
After several defrost sessions I realized we had a component problem. Freezer and frig would cool up and maintain for a week or so but then the frog would go warm and the freezer would be ice cold. SO it was then I knew it was a defrost sequence matter. Thanks to Parts Select and their part to culprit algorithm it provided me the several most likely parts to be at fault. Since not having a voltage tester it was R/R time so I started with defrost timer and then went on from there. So all in told the bill for parts was around $120 still cheaper than a repair service call and obviously buying a new unit. Replacing the parts was simple, the most difficult being the defrost heater element but nothing to throw your hands up. My advice is just stay patient, do plenty of research and tackle it, you will save hundreds of dollars. Living without a frig for several days can be uncomfortable but I was absolutely determined to salvage the frig and save money and it was all worth it.
  • Richard from LONG BEACH, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Loud clicking noise and the temperature was not stable.
Took out the old parts and replaced it with the new parts. The new OVERLOAD PTCR COMBO was different then the one that we replaced so we called customer service and they told us which wire to insert into each of the 2 slots and it is working like new again. Outstanding and knowledgeable customer service.
  • Suezy from MONROVIA, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064, WR07X10131
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Electric surge from lightening strike close to house
Obvious that main electronic board was fried. Refrigerator and freezer both not working although fan was running. Replaced main board and run capacitor. Compressor not running. Pulled starter relay and checked compressor connections for continuity. Checked ok. Ordered starter relay and installed with new capacitor. Compressor started and has been running quiet and cold ever since. Thanks to videos on partsselect website for offering the confidence to try the fix myself. Total spent on parts and shipping,$350. I had electric provider install surge protection behind meter for a cost of $5.70 a month. Hope it works as advertised.
  • Richard from Clarksville, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X10942P, WR55X24064
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THE REFRIGERATOR SECTION WAS WARM
I removed the freezer main draw, top draw, plastic guide rail and the metal right side rail. I also removed the ice maker and ice draw. Then remove back panel that holds the evaporator fan. Once panel is removed you can access wires for thermostat and temperature sensor. Then followed video instructions on replacing each part.
  • texton from flushing, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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The lights were on inside however the the water/ice dispenser did not work and the fridge and freezer side was not cooling
Simply take off the back panel. Remove the old run capacitor which is attached to the compressor by a white part. It pulls right off. You will have to unplug two wires. I took a pic to ensure I plugged the wires back up the correct way. Then I attached the new capacitor to the white part and put on the sleeve that was included, plugged it back into the compressor and zip tied the excess part of the sleeve. Once done plug fridge back up (always unplug electric devices when doing maintenance) to check before replacing back panel. It may take a few minutes before it kicks on.
  • Rickey from DUMAS, AR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064
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Refrigerator to warm
Instructions say run capacitor is by motor, but on this frige its in the refrigerator compartment. The capacitors looks different, one square and the other long
  • Lloyd from PITTSBURG, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064
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The Refridgerator and Freezer were not cooling.
Installing the part repaired the fridge and freezer immediately.
  • Frank from VERO BEACH, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064
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freezer stoped freezing
my freezer quit freezing, it would freeze for one day, thaw the next, so I went online, found PARTS SELECT, LOOKED UP MY MODEL #, come to find out it needed three parts to keep my freezer to freeze, first part was a thermistor a small PART took me longer to remove all the covers, and shelving, PULLED THE OLD OUT, CUT THE WIERS TO SIZE, AND REINSTALLED, IT WELL! THAT WASN'T ENOUGH THE FREEZER STILL DIDN'T FREEZE IT THOUT IT WAS A COOL WORMING OVEN, HAD TO INSTALL THE THERMISTOR I, SO I DID, TEN MIN, NOW I THOUGHT THAT WAS IT BECAUSE IT STAYED FROZEN FOR A WEAK, HAVE YOU EVER EATEN SOUPY ICE CREAM? SO BACK TO PARTS SELECT, THIS TIME I BOUGHT ONE MORE PT, THE RUN CAPACITOR, FIVE MIN, THAT/S ALL IT TOOK TO INSTALL. I DID NOT KNOW AT THE TIME YOU NEED THE THREE OF THEM TO RUN THE FREEZER ONE TO KEEP THE TEMP., ONE TO KEEP THE FAN RUNNING THE WAY IT SHOULD, AND THE THIRD TO MAKE SURE THE OTHER TWO KEEP RUNNING. NOW I CAN SET IT AT 4- 5 AND. FREEZE.
  • paul from ENDICOTT, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064
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Smelled burning plastic
I removed the cardboard cover from the back of the fridge. I was not sure where to begin then the compressor kicked on and a flame came from the bottom of relay that mounts to compressor, so i unplugged fridge and let cool .I removed part that burned and looked on this site to identify what it is. The part has been updated to a new design which is now a white plastic. I also replaced run capacitor .Put the new parts on and it was back to working .The sleeve that comes with the new run capacitor didn't fit under the lock wire clip so i left off.
  • JOHN from PERKINSTON, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR55X24064, WR09X10107
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      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS11764031
      Manufacturer Part Number: WR55X24064
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