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Run Capacitor
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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.
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  • Clicking sound
  • Doesn’t stop running
  • Freezer section too warm
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Installation Instructions
Jim Meeks from Wimberly, TX
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 couple of weeks to get part 6. Found that the manufacturer had daisy chained a bunch of components together with some funny deep socket plugs that by themselves are not routinely found so rather than buy a laundry list of unnecessary parts to get the aforementioned plus and make my customer wait a couple of more weeks I chose to connect the wires to a couple of high temperature female stainless steel quick connectors and feed the wires directly into the controller. Fortunately the controller had the polarity marked on the housing. (L for Line was the hot lead and C was for common the neutral lead) Failure to follow proper polarity will damage the part and could kill the compressors's start wimding. Read more...
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Door Light Switch
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PartSelect Number PS2332280
Manufacturer Part Number 297243800
This is a switch for your refrigerator, but you may also know it as a door switch or a plunger light switch. This part turns your appliance light on and off as the door is opened and closed. If your current light does not turn on, it will need to be replaced. To make this repair you will need a Phillips head screwdriver, a putty knife, and a flat head screwdriver.
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Arlee from HOUSTON, TX
Pushbutton light switch failed.
Needed a Phillips head screwdriver to remove bottom plate (kick panel). UNPLUGGED FREEZER. Removed plate pulled switch out through the mounting hole and unhooked the two electric wires. Placed wires on new switch, pushed wires back through the hole and seated the switch. Plugged in the freezer and opened the door - magic, the light came on. Replaced the front kick panel (hardest part was to line up the plate holes with the holes in the mounting bracket). Read more...
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Door Light Switch
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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.
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Susan from VIRGINIA BCH, VA
Door switch was no longer making my light go on when door opened
I used the youtube you provided. It was pretty straight forward, but I had to make a trip to the hardware store for a bit (hex wrench) to remove the hex bolt head style screws. I was only expecting to need phillips or flathead. I managed to remove one with a set of pliers, and the brought that example to the store for size reference when buying the bit to fit my black and decker drill. The rest was easy. Read more...
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Light Switch
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PartSelect Number PS430892
Manufacturer Part Number 240505801
This is the replacement light switch for your refrigerator. It is white in color and is approximately 2inches long and 1 inch wide. If the light is not working or stays on, you may need to replace the switch. It is an OEM part, directly from the manufacturer. Be sure to disconnect the refrigerator from the power source before you begin this repair. To remove the switch, simply use a flathead screwdriver to pop the switch out from the refrigerator wall, then disconnect the wires. Reconnect the wires to the new switch and snap it into place to complete your repair.
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andy from Peshastin, WA
Refrigerator light was out
Test the light socket first with a bulb that you know is good. If the light still does not come on, unplug the refrigerator, remove the switch by inserting a very small, thin, flathead screwdriver alongside it and pull the switch out slowly with your other hand. There are two wires there. Remove them gently with some needle nose pliers. If you want to test to see if the switch is defective, take a insulated jumper wire, and attach it between the two wires. Plug the refrigerator back in and see if the light comes on. If the light does come on, replace with a new switch by re-attaching the wires and placing it back in the hole firmly. Read more...
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Door/Light Switch
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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.
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D KIRKE from CORVALLIS, OR
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 this could cause the same symptom. OR in my case, the light socket connection was the culprit. Check that too before ordering a replacement switch. Read more...
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Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay Kit
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PartSelect Number PS8689661
Manufacturer Part Number 5304491941
Compressor start relay kit is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part that fits some Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Crosley, Gibson and White-Westinghouse refrigerators. It also fits some Kenmore, Frigidaire and Gibson upright freezers. Compressor start relay kit includes the compressor start relay, run capacitor, wire harness adapter, 2 wire terminals, 2 wire connectors, 2 pieces of wire connection shrink tubing, the wire retaining clip and kit instructions sheet. Clarification of instructions: Kit 5304491941 now uses a wire harness with white wires; attach the red compressor power wire to the wire harness adapter's white wire that plugs into the start device terminal at the outside edge of the start device. Replaces original refrigerator and freezer compressor start relay part numbers 216649316, 218721119, 241524601, 241524605 and 5304468029. Fits some refrigerators in the following series: Kenmore and Kenmore Elite 253; Frigidaire FRS, FRT, FRX, FSC, GLH, GLR, GS2, NGS, PHS, PLH and PLRS; Electrolux E23; Crosley CRSE; Gibson GRS and GRT; and White-Westinghouse WRS and WRT. Also fits some upright freezers in these series: Kenmore 253; Frigidaire FFU; and Gibson GFU.
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  • Freezer section too warm
  • Fridge and Freezer are too warm
  • Fridge too warm
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MARK from LIBERTY LAKE, WA
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!!! Read more...
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Run Capacitor
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PartSelect Number PS817298
Manufacturer Part Number 218909912
This part helps the compressor kick on and off while maintaining a constant temperature to keep things frozen in your freezer.
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  • Freezer section too warm
  • Fridge too warm
  • Too warm
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Installation Instructions
eric from inglewood, TN
Faulty Controller and Possibly Capacitor
After building a test box and determining the Controller was bad simply ordered parts and installed. Installation was a little difficult due to locking spades on electrical connections.

Unplug all power from freezer. Remove Bail wire from controller capacitor unit and remove from compressor by pulling STRAIGHT from compressor body to avoid bending contacts.

Use a very small instrumentation screwdriver to release locking spade on yellow and white wires. To unlock slide screwdriver in slot along wire entry to controller body while gently pulling on wire. Note position of wires and replace on new unit in same position/order. Plug new run capacitor into new controller being careful to orient capacitor to proper position (hole matches guide on controller unit). Plug newly installed controller and capacitor into condensor and replace bail wire.

Make sure timer is not in defrost mode - manually advance timer if necessary to ensure timer is in run mode. Turn temperature control to coldest setting. Plug in and hopefully enjoy the humming noise of your newly repaired and operational compressor and freezer.
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Light Switch
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PartSelect Number PS461251
Manufacturer Part Number 5303289051
This part turns the light on/off as the door opens and closes.
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Matthew from SOUTH BEND, IN
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...
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Starter Device
PartSelect Number PS1526482
Manufacturer Part Number 241707701
This part is both the start relay and the overload. 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.
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Air Damper Control - 2 Switches
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PartSelect Number PS977157
Manufacturer Part Number 241600902
This part allows the cold air from the freezer section to be aired into the fresh food section and it is controlled by the thermostat.
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