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Run Capacitor - 120V

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PartSelect Number PS3495561
Manufacturer Part Number 297286803
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Run Capacitor - 120V Specifications

This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. The run capacitor is attached to the compressor. This part is 120 volts and 15 mfd. The run capacitor helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. If your refrigerator is too warm, will not start, or your freezer section is too warm, you may need to replace this part. This is a genuine OEM part. Please remember to disconnect power to your refrigerator before starting your repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Won’t start | Fridge too warm | Will Not Start | Too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Crosley, Electrolux.
Part# 297286803 replaces these:
AP5306470, 215329902, 216985001, 218909915, 297286804, 7216985001, 7218909915
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Dave
January 12, 2018
How do i check the run capacitor with a multimeter ?
For model number LFFH21F7HWB
Hi Dave, Thank you for your question. When testing a capacitor with a multimeter, you will need to set the meter between 10K and 1m ohms. Touch the leads from the multimeter to the corresponding leads on the capacitor. The red lead to positive and the black lead to the negative. The meter should start at zero and then moving slowly toward infinity. This means that the capacitor is in working condition. If the meter stays at zero, the capacitor is not charging through the battery of the meter, meaning it is not working. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Liem Mai
August 10, 2017
The freezer is not cooling any more. I read your website in order to get it fix. I ordered from your website defrost thermostat and defrost timer, installed both of them. I left it running for 24 hours, but the freezer is still warm. Could you please give me some advice what's going on? Thanks for your helps.
For model number 25328262804
Hello Liem, thank you for contacting us. It could the capacitor or the start device for the compressor. If those are faulty the compressor wont turn on. The part number for the start device is PS2331301 you can test both these parts with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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ROB
May 6, 2018
Where is the run capacitor located
For model number LFUS2613LF2
Hi Rob, Thank you for your question. The run capacitor is located with the compressor in back of the refrigerator. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Chris
February 27, 2019
I have a 5 year old fridge andy run capacitor and starter caught fire and melted do i have a bigger problem?
For model number Fridgidaire
Hi Chris, thank you for your question. It could be that the capacitor started it and the start relay followed suit as both of those parts work together. However you may need to have a technician come in to look at your compressor and wiring to see if there is any damage. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Jonathan
March 3, 2018
My Frigidaire upright freezer stopped working. The electronic control panel lights up and seems to work. It lights up and the temperature control function seems to work. However, i cannot find any information on how to put the freezer in the self diagnostic mode to check for the problem. Is there anyway to determine whether it is a control board or run/start capacitor problem?
For model number LFFU14F5HWN
Hello Jonathan, Thank you for your inquiry. You can test the capacitor with a multimeter, To test a capacitor with a multimeter, you will need to set the meter between 10K and 1m ohms. Touch the leads from the multimeter to the corresponding leads on the capacitor. The red lead to positive and the black lead to the negative. The meter should start at zero and then moving slowly toward infinity. This means that the capacitor is in working condition. If the meter stays at zero, the capacitor is not charging through the battery of the meter, meaning it is not working. Hope this helps!

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Chang
June 21, 2019
I have a 2 years old fridgedare freezer, it was running fine until last week, the compressor runs but its weak, how do i know? Because i can hear it,,its humming with very little sound, it used to be a louder and its just cooling to around 36 to 38 degree, which is not cold enough to freeze, like it suppose to, it should have been below 32 degree to freeze, we all know that so my guess is that since it's cooling & compressor is running weak it maybe a run capacitor issue, its just my guess.I need an expert help on this. thanks, mr.lee
For model number LFFFH17F3QWA
Hello Chang, thank you for your question. Yes, if the compressor sounds lower, and isn't running as it used to, the capacitor should be replaced. If that doesn't fix the issue, you can test the overload, thermostat or defrost timer. I hope this helps!

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Tim
June 25, 2019
Frezer is cold but fridge is not. What would cause this?
For model number LFHT1831QE0
Hello Tim, thank you for your question. We would recommend checking the evaporator fan motor, damper, run capacitor and thermistor. I hope this helps!

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Eric
February 28, 2018
Freezer not getting cold enough, fridge ok. Compressor runs but your site recommends a new run capacitor (297286803). Can the compressor run with a bad capacitor and not cool the freezer enough?
For model number 253.70505511
Hi Eric, Thank you for the question. This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. As long as the compressor is kicking on and off as normal, the run capacitor will be fine. I suggest testing the Sensor, PartSelect Number PS1765215. It should read 5K ohms at room temp. Hope this helps!

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Alan
October 1, 2017
Threw a breaker reset breaker now no power to Frigidaire side by side refrierator
For model number ffss2614qsia
Hello Alan, thank you for contacting us. It sounds like it could be the run capacitor or the start relay. Good luck with the repair!

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Justin
July 1, 2019
When i plug my feezer up the lights come on and the fan works but it never tries to freeze?
For model number FFFH20F2QWC
Hi Justin, 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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    After getting wiring diagram off internet it was diagnosed as freezer stuck in defrost mode, temp alarm on, but fan running.
    Turned gray knob on defrost timer (located bottom left back of freezer) past defrost position to verify compressor would run...it would not, but fan would run. Tested run capacitor...found borderline defective (weak, wrong value ohm meter kick). Just to be sure, removed interior shelves and interior rear and gasket to check heater at 20 ohms as OK and removed thermostat and verified contact closure after exposure in another freezer....re-installed, hooked heater back up and re-installed interior rear panel. Replaced defrost timer by unplugging 4-pin connector, then removed 2 screws that hold it to the bracket. Installed new one in reverse order. Then removed wire bail holding run capacitor to compressor plug assembly, removed run capacitor, plugged in new one. Turned on freezer......now making ice and holding cold temperature and cycling properly between freeze and defrost modes. Two problems made this repair a bit more difficult. This is the second time that defrost timer has failed...only got 3 years from last one.
    • James from Navarre, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      297286803, 5304518034
    67 of 79 people found this instruction helpful.
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    freezer quit running
    Second time this has happened in 4 years. The first time I called factory service man and it took 2 weeks and $185.00 to repair. This time I knew what was wrong and got the parts @ $85.00 in quick order from PartSelect. No problem fixing this and I will surely get in touch with you if I need anything again. Thanks for the fast service. larryb.
    • larry from baldwin, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Parts Used:
      241524604, 297286803
    14 of 22 people found this instruction helpful.
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    freezer stops freezing, sounds and looks normal,, no compressor or fan sounds
    would take off working when the temp control was increase one number. Came here after I got to the number 7. Changed both parts the first time and temp control is working fine at 4. thanks for all the help
    • Blaine from PIERRE, SD
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      5304513033, 297286803
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Run Capacitor and Control & Display
    I checked the ohms on the run capacitor saw it was bad. The control panel was disfigured also. After going to the partselect web site, I ordered the parts. Took about 5 minutes actually to replace the parts.
    Partselect is a great place to fix a appliance problem!
    • Harry from monroe, LA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Parts Used:
      297370600, 297286803
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    Coming from the refrigerator, there was an intermittent "clicking noise", occurring about every 30 seconds. The frig. eventually failed .
    I removed the back cover and removed the clip holding the compressor- run capacitor and start relay. I replaced these 2 components and clean the dust from the frig., and from the bottom of the floor. I replaced the back cover ; Loss about $300 worth of meat when when the frig. failed. Then I thought that, during these turbulent times, there are many which don't have a refrigerator or any meat to place in it, The refrigerator is "running" normal again.
    • winifred from LOUISVILLE, KY
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers
    • Parts Used:
      297286803
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    It was making a clicking, chirping sound every two minutes
    Took me weeks to find the noise after I checked everything electrical in the house including replacing all batteries. Finally, an electrician isolated it to the refrigerator.

    Frigidaire Model FRS26LH5DS9 Found several YouTube videos for reference.

    Replaced the Run Capacitor and Compressor Start Relay.

    Unplug and remove the back panel. On the bottom left side, detach the two old parts together from the compressor. Use a large flat screwdriver to pry them out. (They are held in place with a wire you must first remove.) Plug one new part onto the other and then insert it as one part.

    Easy Peasy. The hardest part is getting your hand in a small space and putting back the wire that holds them in.

    Don't call a repairman - fix it yourself....
    • ARTHUR from INDIO, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      297237702, 297286803
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    Compressor wasn’t starting most of the time
    I had a repairman here and after spending 350 dollars after 4 visits and parts, I decided to try it myself. I ordered a compressor start relay and a run capacitor. Replacement took all of 15 minutes and now runs again for the first time in a month. Thank you Parts Select. You’re the best!
    • Jerry from BONNE TERRE, MO
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      297237702, 297286803
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    Freezer would not run or get cold
    Temp control thermostat fixed problem many thanks to Part Select for help with this problem.Was able to save majority of food.
    • Donald from ANDERSON, IN
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      5304513033, 297286803
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS3495561
      Manufacturer Part Number: 297286803
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      Freezer - FREEZER
      Kenmore
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