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Compressor Start Device and Capacitor

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PartSelect Number PS8746522
Manufacturer Part Number W10613606
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This includes both the run capacitor and the start relay. The capacitor helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer. The start relay boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed and the overload provides extra protection against excessive temperatures.

This part works with the following brands: Amana, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Jenn-Air, Litton, Crosley, Admiral, Hardwick, Dacor, Magic Chef, Inglis.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Noisy.
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm.
  • Clicking sound.
  • Too warm.

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Fridge+freezer warm both fans running replaced capacitor and start device. Still compressor not kicking on

Russ for model number mbf1956keb2

Hi Russ, Thank you for the question. I recommend replacing the Electronic Control Board,PartSelect Number PS11755733.The electronic control board is used in refrigerators to monitor and manage the temperature settings, such as cooling or defrosting times. If your fridge or freezer is too warm, too cold, is not defrosting, will not start, and/or runs too long then replacing the control board could solve your appliance problem.Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Electronic Control Board

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I was trouble shooting fridge( fridge and freezer side were not cooling properly) and had the defrost thermostat disconnected(to check with ohms meter) and was also checking on the timer switch an went to plug it in and heard a pop an spark from outlet. Assume the wires from defrost themostat were touching metal and shorted out. Now the fridge wont even run. Lights come on in fridge but no compressor or fans running now. Would this be the compressor capacitor that i need to replace now? Or the mother board. I think the board is no longer available.

Doug Francis for model number SXD23VW

Hello Doug, thank you for contacting us. Without testing it would be hard to say, it could be the control board, it could be the start relay or capacitor on the compressor. These parts can all be tested with a multi meter. Good luck with the repair!


Can this part be bad and the freezer still maintain a constant temp while the fridge is to warm? I have replaced the thermistor and the control damper and fridge still will not maintain a constant temp. When i unplug and plug it back in the fridge will cool back down for a short period of time. But its like when the temp rises and it calls for it to start cooling again it doesn't. Any help greatly appreciated.

dave for model number JFC2089HPR10

Hello Dave, thank you for contacting us. If the freezer is staying at its proper temp but the fridge is not, that could be the an issue with the evaporator fan or motor. That is what blows the cool air into the fridge. Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
  • Compressor Start Device and Capacitor
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Miriam from Canyon Country, CA

No cooling, compressor not running and was very hot

Plied off the relay switch with a screw driver. I could not pull it off by hand. Disconnected the wires to it and replaced with new part. Had problem getting the part back on and lining up the pins with the connector. I had to line up one pin and start at an angle and roll the part onto the contact pins.
I was impressed with the one day delivery without paying because it was shipped from a warehouse in California where the repair was made.

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PartSelect Number: PS8746522
Manufacturer Part Number: W10613606
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