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Part for starter relay

I need to get a new starter relay that hooks up near the compressor. the repair man said this might be the problem but i am having trouble finding the right part. help

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Mine is shot, too. There is no part number for it.

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Same problem here - no one will help - not where I bought it 2 years ago, not the local repair man, not whirlpool

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