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Compressor Start Device Kit

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PartSelect Number PS993073
Manufacturer Part Number 8201786
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Compressor Start Device Kit Specifications

This kit has been redesigned and the wiring may be different than the original. It will possibly need to be installed by an appliance repair person.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Freezer section too warm | Fridge too warm | Fridge and Freezer are too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Estate.
Part# 8201786 replaces these:
AP3885081, 1177466, 2188829, 2188830, 2188832, 2188833, 2188844, 2188845, 2188846, 2188847, 2212193, 2212194, 2216697, 2216722, 2220474, 2220475, 2220476, 2220477, 8201531, 8201532 ... Show more , 8201786, 8201786VP Show less
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Donald Dykes
August 13, 2017
Compressor comes on runs about 30 sec. Then cuts off hope its the relay
For model number edogtqxkqoo
Hello Donald, you can test the relay and the capacitor with a multimeter to determine which is at fault. Hope this helps!

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Silvana
April 6, 2018
Please confirm for what capacity is this piece with part number 2188830 , is it for 1/3, ¼ or ½?
Hi Silvana, Thank you for your question. This capacity for this compressor start device can be used for both 1/3 and 1/4 Hp compressors. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Steve
April 16, 2018
Refrigerator is cold but evaporator fan runs constantly. Condenser coil is clean. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. The evaporator fan is used to draw air over the evaporator coil and circulate the cold air throughout the fresh food and freezer compartments. If the evaporator fan does not work then the control thermostat or sensor may not correctly sense the temperature and the compressor will continue to run longer than normal. The fresh food and freezer compartment temperatures will increase as well. The evaporator motor and fan are located in the freezer compartment and you can normally here the motor or feel the air movement when running. If you suspect that the fan motor is not running properly, then turn off the refrigerator and remove the evaporator fan cover. Verify that the fan blade is secure and that the motor is not seized. You can check the motor for continuity with a multi-meter. You can also verify that power is applied to the motor when the compressor is running. This is a live voltage check and should only be performed by a qualified person. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Anthony
August 29, 2017
Compressor not coming on at all. Should i be able to measure voltage on the power connector that plugs into the compressor start module? 2 wires, red and white, i get no voltage there? Everything else seem to have power, inside light, lights on front freezer door will come on when switched to on. I have continuity on the module when testing with meter, just seems no power is getting to it.
For model number IS25AGXRQ00
Hello Anthony, thank you for contacting us. This sounds like its going to be either the start device or the capacitor on the compressor. It needs these parts to help boost the power to start up. The start device and the capacitor can be tested with a multi-meter to determine which is at fault. Hope this helps!

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Murray
September 15, 2017
After hurricane irma, plugged refrig back in after power restored. No cooling. Everything is working, lights, fan, etc. Compressor is hot but not running. How does one check the starting capacitor and the starting kit device. Or is the starting device working since the compressor is getting voltage as it is hot to touch?
For model number ED5FHEXMS10
Hi Murray, Thank you for your inquiry. To verify which part is causing the issue you will need to use a multimeter to check the continuity of each part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Michael
May 21, 2019
My start relay burned out. I have compressor egy80 style 2. Instructions say to use part 2187145. I am not sure which part that is. There are two parts one with a red dot and one with a black dot,
For model number ksru22fkwh01
Hello Michael, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS371273. Hope this helps!

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Mike
December 10, 2019
My fridge cools but then it stops and warms up like the defrost thermostat or control board but i replaced them . It comes on when i hit the side of the fridge and blows cool air and did that before i replaced the parts above. As of last night it came on only for a minute then shut down and would not come on when i hit the side. As of this morning it was about 45 degrees. Can you advise what part you think it might be?Thanks mike smith
For model number ed5ghexnt00
Hello Mike and thanks for writing. It certainly sounds like a faulty Compressor starter PS993073 test and replace if needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime. Also, check the wiring for any possible loose connections.

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James
February 13, 2020
My compressor will not turn on?
For model number ED5FHGXKT00
Hello James, Thank you for the question. In most cases if the Compressor will not start, the Compressor Start Device Kit, PartSelect Number PS993073 will need to be replaced. We hope this helps.

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James
March 26, 2020
KitchenAid model ksrb22fkss03, no cooling, both fans run, compressor will not start. Is their a way to test start relay?
For model number KSRB22FKSS03
Hello James, Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use a tool called a multimeter to test the voltage on the start relay to see if it is defective. We hope this helps.

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Gary
March 5, 2018
Does not start but when i unplug for awhile retry it starts but have to keep temp control cranked
For model number 106.41212100
Hello Gary, thank you for your question. The first parts you will want to check in regards to this issue are the Compressor Start Device Kit Part Number: 8201786, Capacitor Part Number: WPW10662129 and the Thermostat Assembly Part Number: WP2198202. I hope this helps!

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 Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 27 reviews. What's this?
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Both freezer and refrigerator stopped cooling
Compressor Start Divice kit, I took off back lower panel with the 1/4 inch nut driver, on the compressor their was a wire hook that held the starter in place used my plyers to unhook, pulled the unit off plug the new unit in reappled the clip it was so easy I had to exame it severl to time to make sure that was all their was to it. put the cover back on and turn the refrigerator on and it has work great, I did not install the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat it was not needed.
  • Laune from Front Worth, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10225581, 8201786
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Clicking from underneath the fridge, and compressor engaging only intermittently
I diagnosed the problem as a bad relay. I detached the two sets of wires leading to the relay and compressor, then pulled the relay off the compressor. It rattled and small bits of detritus fell out from inside of the relay. The new relay came the next day. It did not rattle. It was identical and I simply did the reverse to reinstall.
  • Michael from Manvel, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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No Cooling
I noticed the fan was running but not the compressor, they are wired in series meaning the compressor should also have power and you should hear the compressor. Could not hear compressor coming on, removed the white relay attached to the side of the compressor and could hear loose pieces shaking in relay. Ordered new relay and plugged it in, took less than five minutes. Very Easy. Thank you Partsselect
  • Gregory from Portland, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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woke up to very harshburnt wire smell cominf from the back of the refrigerator
I found many helpful tips and pdf instructions online, removed the back of the refrigerator can remove the compressor relay. I ordered a new compressor relay or start relay kit, followed the instructions and put the new compressor relay in. Refrigerator is working great...
  • Don from New Port Richey, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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was not cooling
I unscrewed the bottom of the back panel and heard a clicking noise from the compressor starter. it was held in by a clip, flipped it to the side pulled the starter off and disconnected the wire harness. pushed the new one in reconnected it . And it worked. I have very little experience and it was very easy.
  • steve from melbourne, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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fridge stoped cooling
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My fridge is about 2 yrs old and one morning it simply stopped cooling. I heard the clicking noise coming from the back bottom of the fridge as if condenser wanted to start up. Pulled the fridge out took the back cover off and heard that same noise coming from the little black box ( start-device) attached to condenser. Went on this same web page and found exact same device for $49 whereas if I did not know much about electronic repairs, traditionally the repair guy would have had charge me at least couple hundreds. So do it here first, it wont cost you much.
Replacing this part is so simple, pull the device out away from condenser by hand as if you were unplugging an extension cord and plug the new start-dev in. SIMPLE. Make sure to take pic with ur phone to wire it back properly. (ONLY 2 WIRES)
  • ADIS from JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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Smelled Electrical Burning / Smoke
Removed cardboard back from refrig. Found source of smell/burn. Removed part. Ordered several replacement parts as the diagram was not clear as to which part would be needed. New parts arrived, matched with old. Cleaned carbon from contacts, installed new part. Cleaned dust from refrigeration coils, installed back. Returned unused parts.
  • Stephen from Holt, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    8201786, WP4387835
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Refrigerator and freezer not cold
I removed the back panel off the fridge and removed the old start relay device by simply unplugging it from the compressor. I had to detatch two wires and a capacitor from the device. The old start relay was definitely bad and you could tell by shaking it. Plugged in the new start relay device, reattached the wires and capacitor and was done. Fridge is perfect now! Very simple!
  • Lisa from League City, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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No-Refrigeration
Read the instructions that came with the relay/overload.

Determined wich of the relays and overloads in the kit supplied was needed on the refrigerator.

removed the old relay and capacitor.

Simply installed the new parts .

Back in business.

Thanks for the quick delivery.
  • Joseph from Red Bank, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8201786, WPW10662129
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Refrigerator quit cooling at all.
I removed the cover for the lower part of the refrigerator to inspect the wiring and motor. I removed the switch and removed the wiring from it. The wiring just plugs in. When the new switch arrived, I just reinstalled it to the side of the motor and the refrigerator has been working fine ever since.
  • Eddie from Ocean Springs, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    8201786
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      Model Cross Reference
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      PartSelect Number: PS993073
      Manufacturer Part Number: 8201786
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