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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Run Capacitor
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Run Capacitor 5304464438

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PartSelect Number PS2333670
Manufacturer Part Number 5304464438
Manufactured by Frigidaire
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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 products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Crosley.
Part# 5304464438 replaces these:
AP4315853, 1381223, 5304464438, 216236200, 216236300, 216985003, 218719201, 218909901, 218909913, 3015552, 3017761, 3091424, 5303289028, 5303310070, 7218909913, 75304464438, F000300399, F300399
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William
September 1, 2017
Not sure how to test run capacitor and start relay
For model number mfc15m4fw2
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Hi William, Thank you for your inquiry. You can test both of those parts with a multi-meter. Make sure after unplugging your capacitor you release any electrical charge. You can do this with a screwdriver that has an insulated handle. When testing your capacitor set your meter to 1000 ohms. If your meter stays on 0 then your capacitor needs to be replaced. For your start relay, set your meter to the lowest setting and calibrate it to 0. Your relay should be reading anywhere between 10 - 100 ohms. If it does not, then it is likely broken and needs to be replace. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Bill
August 25, 2017
Chest freezer hasn't been used in a couple years. Plug it in and hear a soft hum but doesn't cool. Compressor not kicking on? Thanks
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Hello Bill, thank you for contacting us. It does sounds like the compressor is not coming on, it may need a new start relay or run capacitor. You can test these with a multi-meter to determine which is at fault. Hope this help!

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Ted
April 8, 2018
Fridge seems to run all the time, ice maker,freezer and fridge seems to work ok, just runs a long time and sounds like the microwave.
For model number FRS6R5ESBS
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Hello Ted, thank you for your question. The run capacitor helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature in your fridge and freezer. Usually if the run capacitor goes bad the unit will not start at all. However, it is possible that it will run too often. In your case, the unit is running too much, which usually means the compressor is being signaled to start more often than it should. So, to determine the faulty part, there are some parts that you will want to check in regards to this issue. The Run Capacitor Part Number: 5304464438, the Defrost Thermostat Kit Part Number: 5303918214, the Temperature Control Part Number: 241537104 and Temperature Control Thermostat Part Number: 5304496561 and the Adaptive Defrost Control Board Part Number: 5303918476. There is some great information in regards to this issue at the following link, including testing information. I hope this helps! https://www.partselect.com/Repair/Refrigerator/Running-Too-Long/

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James
August 24, 2017
The temp on my fridge and freezer went up to 32 on freezer and 60 on the fridge side. This lasted for 3 days then it went back to normal. I thought it might be the control panel but not sure.
For model number EI26SS55GS0
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Hi James, Thank you for the great question. We recommend starting with the Defrost Thermostat Kit. It is pretty common with previous customers when the temperature would rise. If you are not able to test the thermostat with a multi meter it is a pretty in expensive part and might be worth installing a new one to see if it fixes the issue. Hope this helps!

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Robert
July 23, 2017
I'm getting a system code error of sy ce that is a system communication error. I've looked it up and it tells me it could be the controller board located at the bottom of the fridge. I have restarted the unit and alarm cam clear and ran fine for a couple days but now it's in again. The relay clicks on and off on the controller board do u think it's the starter capacitor or the board?
For model number FGHS2644KF1
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Hi Robert, That is a great question. The Frigidaire refrigerator Error Code SY CE: Communication error during powering up. – This error indicates a problem with wiring to and from the main control board and the user interface board. – Error can also mean the main control board or user interface board (display board) is defective or faulty. To verify what part may be causing the issue you may use an Ohms/Multi-meter to check the continuity of the parts. I hope this helps. Thank you and a have a great day!

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Danny
November 26, 2017
The refrigerator is beeping and the display for the fridge side reads too hot but the freezer side is working fine with a temperature of 0 degrees.
For model number FFUS2613LS0
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Hi Danny, Thank you for the question. I suggest testing the Defrost Thermostat Kit.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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James
December 3, 2017
We left the freezer outside to melt the ice for couple of hours. Now I plugged it back in and it turned on for about 10 seconds, then we hear a click and it turned off and does not come back on. Do you have any suggestions?
For model number MFU14M2FW0
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Hello James, Thanks for your question. Due to the clicking noise, we suspect that the problem would be your compressor. Use a multi-meter to test the compressor for continuity, along with the start relay and run capacitor, and replace any of these parts if they are not showing continuity. Only a licensed technician should replace the compressor if that is the issue. I hope this helps.

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Stacy
December 15, 2017
A few months ago, a thunderstorm fried our ice/water dispenser control panel. I replaced that, then a couple months ago the fridge would start beeping (4-beep intervals, we think), and fridge temp would read too warm. Unplugging the fridge would clear these. It started happening more frequently about a week ago, and we noticed the freezer getting warmer, ice and popsicles weren't staying frozen, then the water dispenser quit working. Now the fridge has stopped cooling completely and both fridge and freezer read 60 degrees. Advice?
For model number LFUS2613LP0
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Hi Stacy, Thank you for the question. The board might need to be reset. Unplug your refrigerator from the outlet, and open there door for about 5 minutes. Plug it back in with the door still open, after you hear the beeping close the door. This should reset it. Hope this helps!

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Ron
October 16, 2017
My refrigerator runs ok, I have cleaned all lint and dust from coils. Bought and installed defrost timing kit. Still freezer section is too warm, fridge section stays cold enough, but freezer stays above freezing all the time. Maybe 38 degrees or so, water will not freeze. What parts would be best to try and replace?
For model number FRS6LF7FS4
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Hi Ron, Thank you for the question. If the compressor is kicking on and off as normal I suggest replacing the Thermistor,PartSelect Number PS1146084. Hope this helps!

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Claire
March 19, 2018
I have had on-going issues with my icemaker. I was able to "jump it" a few times and it started making ice again. Recently it stopped making ice, and no amount of "jumping" starts it. I have replaced the water inlet valve, and i put on a new icemaker motor module. It is still not making ice. My question: If the run capacitor is bad, will the refrigerator and freezer still work, because they are fine. Could the run capacitor be the culprit for the icemaker not working? Thank you!
For model number WRS950SIAM00
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Hi Claire, Thank you for your question. 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. If your ice maker is not working, check the arm to see if it is in the correct position, if you have tried replacing the other parts and nothing worked, you may have to replace the complete ice maker. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Run Capacitor

Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Run Capacitor
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Compressor Starter/Overload relay burned and smoked
Heard the snap of a short circuit followed by a burning smell around the refrigerator. Pulled it out, unplugged it and removed the back panel with a nut driver. Plugged it back in and when the compressor kicked on I saw sparks and some smoke at the relay. Unplugged and ordered new relay and the associated run capacitor in case it was also bad.
Removed the holding clip and the relay with capacitor easily came out with two wires attached. Removing the wires was done by prying with needle nose pliers with some difficulty.
Inserting the wires into the new relay was also difficult. If the position isn't just right it does not snap in. Once it is positioned correctly it makes a positive connection with not much effort.
Reassembled the capacitor, plugged unit into compressor, added retaining clip and plugged in refrigerator.
Compressor started up correctly. Note that as the refrigerator cools the compressor will shut off for long periods of time. This is normal.
Other Parts Used:
Starter Overload
  • Mike from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Freezer wasn't cooling - compressor not engaging
Ordered the Capacitor and the Thermostat Control. Parts were received in a matter of a few days, easy to install, but did not fix the problem. Had to call a repairman to fix the problem (compressor relay - this part not available to order for this model number with Parts Select). Will continue to use Parts Select in the future for other parts, but not happy that the actual part I needed was not available - had to use other methods.
  • Judy from ROYSE CITY, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling
The site offers a video for this part which worked perfectly. In addition to replacing the part, since the cardboard panel was off, we also cleaned all the dust off of the coils which someone recommended to do annually.
  • Amy from PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Refrigerator was not cooling
This was a simple job. Raised the flap in the back that houses the compressor, removed the wire that holds the relay, pulled out the old relay and pushed the new one on. Replaced wire holder and that was it. Plugged it frig and freezer is at zero and lower compartment at 35. As easy as brushing your teeth!
  • Vicki from Johnson City, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fridge quit working.
A little research told me the hum plus no cooling was either the compressor or the relay. I ordered the new relay and put it in but it didn't fix the problem. I ended up having to buy a new fridge, but it was worth the $30 gamble to see if I could fix it on the cheap and it saved me the money a service call would've cost. Pretty easy installation, just in a tight space on my model.
  • Bill from Bay City, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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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.
  • Frederic from Daytona Beach, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Burnt start motor relay and capacitor
Super easy. That was super cool and saved me $500.00.
Other Parts Used:
Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay Kit
  • Benjamin F. from West Falmouth, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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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!!!
Other Parts Used:
Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay Kit
  • MARK from LIBERTY LAKE, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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buttom of refrigerator not cold
unplug it, pulled compressor start relay,which i thing it was the problem, but i replace bolt, very easy.
Other Parts Used:
Compressor Start Relay
  • Giuseppe from brick, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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
Other Parts Used:
STARTER
  • ELAINA from QUEENS VILLAGE, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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PartSelect Number: PS2333670
Manufacturer Part Number: 5304464438
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