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How to troubleshoot a start relay for w-pool ref part # 2212964

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Refrigerator will not cool and a loud Click is heard periodically.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Mom's Whirlpool refridge is only 6 years old. It had been making a weird noise for a couple years. It sounded like the compressor was trying to come on and it would 'click' or 'clunk' loudly several times before the compressor would stay on. Sometimes it would cycle on and off for several minutes before coming on and staying on. Now it fails to come on at all. I checked out everything on the fridge I could (thermostat, defrost circuit, etc) I found that the wiring diagram was neatly folded and hidden in the control compartment. I narrowed it down to either the compressor or the start/overload relay but don't know how to check this relay 3ARR55M4F1A. I can find a replacement part but would like to know whether or not this part I have is faulty before shelling out money. How do I check it?



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I had exactly the same problem with my 6.5 years old refrigirator. Finally, yesterday it died. All the fans were running, but the compressor was dead. I called an appliance service, the guy came to my house an hour later and replaced the relay in about 10 minutes. Charged me $170 for everything. After he left I called couple of places for the price on the relay, no one had it in stock, they could get it in 7-10 days. The relay was $42.99. Now I feel kind of stupid for spending that much money, but I couldn't wait that long anyway.

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