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PartSelect Number PS11770133
Manufacturer Part Number W10920279
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

RELAY-STRT Specifications

This is a push-on start relay for your refrigerator. It attaches to the compressor and starts it by briefly boosting it. It will then shut off as soon as the motor is up to the required speed. You may need a new relay if your appliance is too warm or will not start. The tools you will need to make this repair include a flat-blade screwdriver and a pair of needle-nose pliers. This start relay measures to be just over one square inch.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Clicking sound
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag.
Part# W10920279 replaces these:
2183454, 2213767, 2262185, 61003115, 61005504, W10919578, WP2262185
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Dan
June 10, 2019
I can't find the start relay on my fridge...could it not have one?
For model number gs6shaxms00
Hello Dan, thank you for your question. Every fridge compressor has a start relay and an overload. Sometimes they are made into one part or available separately. Your start relay is under the black square cover that is mounted to the side of the compressor. You can replace the start and overload as a combination by ordering PartSelect Number PS11740412 or the start device by itself, by ordering PartSelect Number: PS11770133. There is also an installation video that will show you how to access and replace the start device. That can be found by searching the pt number PS11770133. I hope this helps!

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LAC
February 28, 2019
After i replace the relay my refrigerator stop working how can i do next
For model number 10656926600
Hello Lac, Thank you for contacting us. I suggest checking the following parts: PS11757023 Capacitor, and PS993073 Compressor Start Device Kit. Have a great day!

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John
September 9, 2019
This model has been sitting in storage for 5 years after working ok previously in the home. After installing the unit in my home, the lights and compressor fan works, but unit does not cool. What should i look for. Would the relay-start unit need replacing or should i look for something else?
For model number 106.57039601
Hi John, thank you for your question. When you are having temperature problems in your fridge, there are a few parts that could cause the issue. You can use a multi meter to test most of the parts. Make sure you cut power to your appliance before doing any repairs or tests. First you should test your defrost thermostat. Place the thermostat in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes after removing it from your appliance. It should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. Another part to check would be your defrost heater. Remove it from the appliance. It should be reading anywhere between 0 - 50 ohms to be working. You could check your temperature sensor. To find the correct reading for this part you will have to refer to your tech sheet that comes with your appliance. You can usually find this tech sheet behind the bottom grille of your fridge on either the right or left side. These are the most common parts that cause this issue in your appliance. So it is suggested you check them first. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Samantha
October 30, 2019
My mother has this model refrigerator and it's very confusing. She is having problems with the freezer one day it is working like it should and the next day she looks and her ice is melting and then later on in the day it will start working again. This has been going on probably around 3 weeks now. She has to put her food in the chest freezer until this freezer is fixed. I ordered the capacitor that she will receive this friday but i was wanting to know if you know of anything that could be causing this to happen ? It's like it has a shortage . Lights and the refrigerator side all work. Any information will be appreciated.
For model number ed5lhextd00
Hello Samantha, thank you for inquiring. In addition to the Capacitor, you will want to consider either the Thermostat, part number PS11739232, or the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat, part number PS11750673 for your refrigerator. Good luck with your repair!

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Randy
July 8, 2019
Is there a video or written instructions to replace the relay strt
For model number ET2AHTXMT00
Hello Randy, Thank you for the question. Please see the link below for a video. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWCVeKaNPKY

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Christian
July 11, 2019
How I can test the realy strt?
For model number GR9FHKXPS01
Hello Christian, Thank you for the question. You will need to check for continuity with a multi meter. Hope this helps!

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Chris
July 12, 2019
I test for resistance on my start realy and only got 7.1 ohms is that normal and what should be the reading? Thanks
For model number gr9fhkxps01
Hello Chris, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have the reading specs for this unit. But we do have instructions to test. Find the "s" and "m" plug-type terminals and the "L" slip-on terminal. Position the relay on the floor, counter or table so the "s" and "m" terminal are facing down. Insert the multi-tester with one probe on each of the "s" and "m" terminals. Set the tester to zero ohms. Turn over the relay and after a clicking sound the reading should change to "infinity" if the relay is functioning. Turn the unit over again and place one probe from the "s" terminal to the "L" terminal. The tester should read "zero" again and when the relay is turned over, there should be no change in the reading if the unit is working properly. If it isn't, you'll need to replace it. I hope this helps!

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Frederick
August 1, 2019
My Whirlpool fridge has an embraco compressor, and the part i need is the start/run relay (fsp 1108143) which i copied directly from the part. I'm in a quandary as to whether to order that part or else the Whirlpool part (wp2262185). My suspicion is to go with the former, since i feel the compressor has been replaced somewhere along the line, hence the original Whirlpool part isn't the one to order. I don't know the history of the appliance, since we adopted it when we bought the trailer in 2017. Thanks....frederick
For model number ET14JKYSN02
Hi Frederick, thank you for your question. Neither of those parts you have there are what is listed underneath your model number directly. You want to go by the information found underneath your model number because that is all the current and updated information directly from your manufacturer, and we can guarantee you that the part you are getting will be correct. The run capacitor on your compressor is discontinued however the start relay is still available. Good luck with your repair.

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Rich
October 8, 2019
Refrigerator stops running , when be tap on the cover by the temperature controls it starts up what is going on Rich
For model number ksrg22fkss18
Hello Rich, thank you for inquiring. This sounds like faulty Emitter and Receiver Boards, part number PS10064583 for your model. You may also want to consider the Start Relay, part number PS11770133. Good luck with your repair!

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Dora
April 23, 2019
I have an Admiral refrigerator, model asd2123drw, and need to replace the relay. The relay part number is 4sp1034 and i am unable to find this part number. Will part number w1092079 work as a replacement?
For model number ASD2123DRW
Hello Dora, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS11770133. Hope this helps!

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Refrigerator would not cool, start relay was shot.
I ordered the three parts from the diagram for my model. The new relay was not at all similar to the old one (3 connections instead of 2, new cover. Seareching for about an hour on the web I found some blogs that helped. In case anyone else asks, here is the answer. The old relay had two connections - white wire to one and 2 orange wires to the other. The new relay had three connnection - they are numbered on the relay, attach as follows - White to #3, orange from capacitor to #2, orange from harness to #1. Blue stays with overload. I am surprised that the so-called experts had no idea what to do, but a simple homeowner was able to figure it out!! Fridge works perfectly now..
Other Parts Used:
Overload Terminal Cover
  • Michael from Carlisle, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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refrigerator stopped cooling, otherwise fine
Well first of all, I was afraid that the compressor was shot and I'd need a whole new refrigerator (ack $1000!!!). After googling/reading, I figured out that the starter relay mounted on the compressor was burned out. (loud click as thermal cutout shuts down compressor.) So, I ordered a replacement part, overnight shipping. Unfortunately, this was on a Friday night, so I had to figure out how to keep the fridge cold all weekend (til Tuesday). I'd already moved frozen stuff to a chest freezer, but the inside of the fridge compartment was now nearly warm at this point, so I got 10 lb of dry ice. That got things cooled down initially. Well, turns out that with a short piece of wire, you can momentarily jump across the terminals of the relay and kick start the compressor. It then runs until either the defrost cycle stops it or the thermostat kicks it off. Anyway, all weekend, every six hours or so, I turned off the fridge for a minute to cool down the overheated, stalled compressor, then turned it on and jumped the terminals to start it up. Kind of a pain, but saved lots of food. Overall, the $30+$30 (shipping) for the part saved me from having to get a new refrigerator, so I'm quite pleased. I've used Part Select many times now. Very fast service and shipping, great website/database. I shop around and every time end up buying from them again.
  • Roger from Bethesda, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Both Sides Would't Get Cold
Wasn't sure which switch was bad so I ordered all three. Thought maybe compressor was bad, but it was the overload. I removed plastic cover on compressor, unplugged wires and slid overload off of prongs (pins) attached to the compressor. Same with the second switch, both are attached to the compressor. Saved buying a new fridge for $1400. 00. Easy , cheap job!
Other Parts Used:
Overload Run Capacitor
  • ELTON from WAXAHACHIE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Refrigerator stop cooling
I was about to waste $1000 on buying a Refrigerator. Took 1 mins to search on google "Refrigerator doesn't work". Found a video on youtube, showed a step and step video to solve my problem. Order the part $50 and it took me less then 5 mins to install it. =)
  • kelly from glen allen, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Refigrator was not coolling
Pull the refigrator out, unscrew the back plate and the pull the relay & overload out; and put the new one in. It was that simple. The video actually helped me a lot too.
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Overload
  • Mansoor from Westbury, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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stopped running
replaced overload, but the start relay looked different, and wasn't sure how to replace it.Unit is now running
Other Parts Used:
Overload
  • Steven from Mobile, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Compressor not working
Extremely easy install. Just popped off the cover located on the side of the compressor. Noted placement of the wires on the overload and relay. Took a small screwdriver to slide both from the electrical pins on the compressor...take care doing this. Unplugged the wires, plugged the new components to the wires and installed to the compressor. Plugged in the frig and the compressor came on. Not sure why these went out to begin with but the fix was extremely easy and saved me the expense of a repair man.
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Overload
  • Terry from Knoxville, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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fridge ouit cooling
where the wires crossed at the start relay, 20 years of vibration allowed them to short out and burn out the start relay ..since i have 2 identical fridges i switched the run capacitor to determine it was'nt bad too...ordered a start relay wednesday nite and got it friday morning...cold fridge by noon...good service and the part was exactly the same as the original....
  • danny from adelanto, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Fridge won't start
When you plug in the fridge it will begin to make noise, but never get cool. When you open the door it will stop and will not turn back on.

RELAY-STRT (PS11770133) is listed as one that can fix the problem, but the installation video does not match my fridge.

I've replaced the capacitor (PS11757023), the compressor start relay (PS11740412), and condenser fan (PS1957416) and none of them have fixed the problem.

I really don't want to throw this fridge out. Please help! justin@jplt.com
Other Parts Used:
Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat Compressor Start Relay Condenser Fan Motor Kit
  • Justin from BROOKLYN, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Fridge won't start
When you plug in the fridge it will begin to make noise, but never get cool. When you open the door it will stop and will not turn back on.

This part is listed as one that can fix the problem, but the installation video does not match my fridge.

I've replaced the capacitor (PS11757023), the compressor start relay (PS11740412), and condenser fan (PS1957416) and none of them have fixed the problem.

I really don't want to throw this fridge out. Please help! justin@jplt.com
  • Justin from BROOKLYN, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS11770133
      Manufacturer Part Number: W10920279
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