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Run Capacitor – Part Number: 5304464438
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Run Capacitor

Product Description

Run Capacitor Specifications

The run capacitor helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature in your fridge and freezer. You may need to replace your run capacitor if your refrigerator or freezer section will not start, if they are too warm, or if your refrigerator has become too noisy. Replacing the run capacitor is a relatively easy project. For this repair you will only need a 1/4 inch nut driver and needle nose pliers. Remember to disconnect the power and water supply line to the unit before you begin this repair. For full step by step instructions, simply click on the video below.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start | Fridge too warm | Freezer section too warm | Too warm

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator, Freezer, Wine and Beverage Cooler.

This part works with the following brands:

Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Crosley, Westinghouse, Uni, Tappan, Electrolux, Kelvinator.

Part # 5304464438 replaces these:

1381223, 216236200, 216236300, 216985003, 218719201, 218909901, 218909913, 3015552, 3017761, 3091424, 5303289028, 5303310070, 5304464438, 7218909913, 75304464438, AP4315853, F000300399, F300399.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Run Capacitor

Customer Repair Stories
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Jim Meeks from Wimberly, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Parts Used:
5304464438, 5304465443
The controller (current relay) burned up
1. Unhooked a retaining wire that secures the controller to the compressor terminal box. 2. removed destroyed part. 3. Got the model and serial numbers and got online. 4. Ordered part 5. Waited a couple of weeks to get part 6. Found that the manufacturer had daisy chained a bunch of components together with some funny deep socket plugs that by themselves are not routinely found so rather than buy a laundry list of unnecessary parts to get the aforementioned plus and make my customer wait a couple of more weeks I chose to connect the wires to a couple of high temperature female stainless steel quick connectors and feed the wires directly into the controller. Fortunately the controller had the polarity marked on the housing. (L for Line was the hot lead and C was for common the neutral lead) Failure to follow proper polarity will damage the part and could kill the compressors's start wimding.
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MARK from LIBERTY LAKE, WA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
5304491941, 5304464438
Rear of upper shelf would freeze, while the rest of the freezer was dripping wet
We opened our freezer last week only to find the bottom 2/3 was barely cold, while only the rear of the upper shelf was cold. In fact, it was covered in frost, despite being a frost-free model. Our frozen veggies were slushy, not rock hard, and our frozen juices were all liquid. We defrosted the freezer, plugged it back in, but immediately noticed that we didn't hear the 'whhoooooosh' that you typically hear when you close the freezer door. After 30 minutes, the rear upper shelf was frosty again, but the rest was still at room temp. We figured the freezer was a goner, so we started looking at new freezers. I headed online to see if I could fix it, and I eventually found this site. I had learned online that these symptoms can be caused by either a bad capacitor, or a bad controller (which the capacitor plugs in to). I guess you can't necessarily tell which of the two parts is defective, so I chose to order/replace both of them. I ordered the correct parts from partselect.com, and they alerted me that Frigidaire has a new replacement part for the capacitor. When the parts arrived (quickly, ftw!), I unplugged the freezer and snipped the two wires leading to the controller. Next I unplugged the controller from the compressor housing. I spliced the replacement controller's wires into the freezer's wires (using my own wire nuts...as none were included with my order :( ). I snapped the new controller onto the compressor mounting, and then plugged the capacitor in. I plugged the freezer back in, and it was time for the moment of truth. The interior light of the freezer came on, and I could hear the compressor 'humming'. I could hear it humming before the repair, so the big test was to see if it got cold. I was nervous because the freezer DIDN'T make the 'whoooshing' noise right away, but after just an hour, the 'test' mug of water was already turning into ice. It was fixed!!!! If you have these symptoms, you CAN do this!!! Unplug the freezer. Cut two wires. Unplug the controller. Splice two wires. Plug in the new controller. Snap in the new capacitor. DONE!!!
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Anthony from Daleville, AL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304464438, 5304491585
wouldnt freeze/compressor not running
Unplug cord. Remove the retaining clip. Remove the two wires by sticking small screwdriver in hole to release the clips holding the wires in. very easy took less than five minutes
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JAMES from LA MESA, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
5304464438, 5304491941
Extreme noise for 3 months, then not cold
Pulled the fridge from encloser, removed rear cardboard cover and found compressor in rear. The compressor, being very accessable, was easy to find the bad starter/capacitor. I removed the spring retainer, pulled the capacitor off the starter, removed the starter by pulling outward and replaced with new. All went well when the unit started and cooled as new. Some noise at times, but traced to icemaker. As time went by, that noise was gone.
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Giuseppe from brick, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304464438, 216008900
buttom of refrigerator not cold
unplug it, pulled compressor start relay,which i thing it was the problem, but i replace bolt, very easy.
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Frederic from Daytona Beach, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
5304464438
Refrigerator quit running
I located the part that was the culprit as it had buzzed very much before quitting. This is an easy removal as the part is in a two prong jack and just needs to be carefully removed with the new part inserted back in the jack provided. The refrigerator works fine now, but the run capacitor will still buzz on start up of the compressor. I do hope this is normal in this model? anyway it runs fine mow. Thank you.
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John from Virginia Beach, VA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304464438, 216008900
would not freeze
unplugged, removed old parts, replaced with new
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ELAINA from QUEENS VILLAGE, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
5304464438, 241707709
Fridgerator shorted out. Smoke coming from back.
There was an accidental spill which seeped through the water-hose feed hole in the bottom of the fridge. The liquid had dripped down onto the Starter and Run Capacitor and shorted them out. I called an applicance repair shop to possibly get it fixed. They estimated around $500 with the service call, parts and labor. Not a chance was they getting that from me. So I unhooked the retaining wired and removed the burnt parts. I then looked up the part numbers and ordered the 2 parts I needed from Parts Select for $50 bucks including shipping. In just two days my order arrived. I installed the 2 parts the same way and as easily as I took them out. Now my fridge is running good as new. When my HUSBAND returned home from work he was stunned to see that I had done the repair without his help. He laughed and said, "Yep. You da' woman!"

Mrs. S.
Queens, NY
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Denise from Lowell, MI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
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Parts Used:
5304464438
just quit working
Bought a new
capacitor.
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Benjamin F. from West Falmouth, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
5304491941, 5304464438
Burnt start motor relay and capacitor
Super easy. That was super cool and saved me $500.00.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS2333670
Manufacturer Part Number: 5304464438
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25311312102
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25311321100
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25311321101
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25311351100
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