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Run Capacitor – Part Number: 5304464438
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Run Capacitor
PartSelect Number PS2333670
Manufacturer Part Number 5304464438
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.
Fixes these symptoms
Doesn’t stop running
Freezer section too warm
Fridge and Freezer are too warm

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Installation Instructions
Jim Meeks from Wimberly, TX says,

The controller (current relay) burned up
1. Unhooked a retaining wire that secures the controller to the compressor terminal box. 2. removed destroyed part. 3. Got the model and serial numbers and got online. 4. Ordered part 5. Waited a cou...read more

Door Light Switch – Part Number: 241554901
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Door Light Switch
PartSelect Number PS899611
Manufacturer Part Number 241554901
This is a light/lamp switch for your refrigerator. It activates the light when the door of the appliance is open. You might need to replace this part if the light in your appliance is currently not working properly. The tools you will need to make this repair include a nut driver set, a slot screwdriver, and work gloves. This model is white and measures 1.5 square inches.
Fixes these symptoms
Light not working

Door/Light Switch – Part Number: 5309918806
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Door/Light Switch
PartSelect Number PS474672
Manufacturer Part Number 5309918806
This is a door/light switch and it is a replacement part for your refrigerator. This part is activated as you open and close your refrigerator door. When the switch is activated and the door is open it will turn the light on inside your appliance, and when you close the door the switch will deactivate the light. Before purchasing this part, you may test it for continuity to determine if your current switch is defective and needs replacing. This model is white in color and measures to be roughly one inch thick, almost two inches high, and almost 1.5 inches deep, with a male end plug.
Fixes these symptoms
Light not working

Installation Instructions

Erratic light.
Simple switch repair: Unplug fridge, pull down to remove switch assembly, slip contacts off. Reverse with replacement switch. HOWEVER, check first to see if the bulb filament might be broken, as thi...read more

Light Switch – Part Number: 5303289051
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Light Switch
PartSelect Number PS461251
Manufacturer Part Number 5303289051
This part turns the light on/off as the door opens and closes.
Fixes these symptoms
Light not working

Installation Instructions
Matthew from SOUTH BEND, IN says,

Light wouldn't turn on when door opened
Unplugged fridge, opened the door, used flat head screwdriver to pop off old switch, unplugged wires, plugged in new switch, popped it back in, and plugged the fridge back in. 2 minute fix....read more

Compressor Start Relay – Part Number: 216594300
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Compressor Start Relay
PartSelect Number PS426380
Manufacturer Part Number 216594300
The compressor start relay attaches to the compressor in your refrigerator. If your refrigerator will not start, one of the most common parts to fail is the compressor start relay. Sometimes called the controller, this device is used to boost the compressor until the unit is running. Other common symptoms connected to start relays include: refrigerator will not start, will not cool, is making a clicking, humming or buzzing sound, or the compressor itself is warm to the touch. You may also smell a burnt plastic odor if the relay has failed. Shake the relay and listen for any rattling, as this is a sign that it is faulty.
Fixes these symptoms
Will Not Start
Won’t start

Installation Instructions
Linda from Gurnee, IL says,

The compressor would not run.
I removed the cover, used a multimeter to test the compressor circuit, and found the compressor start relay to be defective.
Ordered a new one and installed it when it arrived....read more

Micro Switch – Part Number: 5304456667
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Micro Switch
PartSelect Number PS1532720
Manufacturer Part Number 5304456667
The micro switch in your refrigerator aids in the dispensing of ice and water. This micro switch controls the on/off function of the ice/water dispenser of your refrigerator. If you notice that your refrigerator is not dispensing ice or water properly, you may need to replace your micro switch. This part is made of black plastic, with three metal prongs. The plastic portion of this part is approximately one inch in length. This is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer. Be sure to unplug your refrigerator from the power source before you begin this repair.
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Starter Overload – Part Number: 218721101
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Starter Overload
PartSelect Number PS428539
Manufacturer Part Number 218721101
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.
Fixes these symptoms
Will Not Start

Micro-Switch Kit – Part Number: 5303917595
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Micro-Switch Kit
PartSelect Number PS468940
Manufacturer Part Number 5303917595
This kit includes the microswitch, a mylar shield and retainer rings.
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No Symptoms for this part
 PTC Starter – Part Number: 218721108
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PTC Starter
PartSelect Number PS428544
Manufacturer Part Number 218721108
This part attaches to the Capacitor. The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed. PTC stands for: Positive Temperature Coefficient
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No Symptoms for this part
Fan Switch – Part Number: 215334201
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Fan Switch
PartSelect Number PS422540
Manufacturer Part Number 215334201
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No Symptoms for this part