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Start Device

Product Description

Start Device Specifications

The start relay briefly kick starts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator, Freezer.

This part works with the following brands:

Frigidaire, Kenmore, Westinghouse, Gibson, Electrolux.

Part # 5304491941 replaces these:

216649316, 218721119, 218721125, 241524601, 241524605, 5304468029.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Refrigerator Start Device

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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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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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ron from hawthorne, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
5304491941
freezer and fridge stopped cooling. Could hear compressor clicking on, smelled electronics overheating, starter melted.
remove the rear cover, and simply pull off harness and replace starter.
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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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Michael from Ayden, NC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304491941
starter smoking when first coming on
The retaining wire keeping the starter in place was first removed then the starter was easily removed. Pulling the old wire off was a little difficult because I had to pull harder than I expected. Getting the wire back on was probably the hardest part. I had to compress one part of the plug so I could get it to fit back on then it was simply a matter of placing the starter back in position and replacing the wire that holds it snugly in place. 20 minutes or so start to finish and new starter works well.
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Tom from Valencia, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304491941
Refrigerator did not cool
The repair was not difficult because you just remove the old part and plug it in and connect two wires. But I wish there was a way to test if the compressor is working before I purchased the parts. The compressor would not start so I was not able to repair the refrigerator.
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Danny from TAYLORSVILLE, UT
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
5304491941, 218909912
Compressor would not start.
I watched You Tube on how to repair it the instructions that came were shit. I'm a stickler for wire colors being correct, could find that information in the instructions. Everything is on you tube I love you tube. The fix is is easy peasy. I'm not stupid eather there is nothing on that frig I could not repair if I can get parts even the compressor I can braze to. I know how it all works I never call repair people I will throw it all in the garbage if I can't get parts. That goes for TV's cars you name it. I have tools for all things.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS8689661
Manufacturer Part Number: 5304491941
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25331437103
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25331437104
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25331438103
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25331438104
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25331438105
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25331439102
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25331439103
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25331439104
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25331439105
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