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Do not go with the 3 in 1 start kit ! This is only a temporary " fix " . The part number you need , is 61006186 . This is the direct replacement , for the overload / relay , on your refrig .

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Power off i.e unplugged
Open the back
Remove retaining clip on wiring side of compressor plastic cover.
NOTE wiring connections to terminals on the OLD relay. 1, 2 4 4 ect... make a simple wite color to terminal number sketch.
PULL off PTC relay WITH terminals by pulling HORIZONTALLY (Usually to the left / 9 O'clock position)
NOTE the thermal overload comes off WITH the PTC relay.
Remove wire from Thermal overload terminal and transfer the thermal overload to the new PTC relay.
Slide NEW PTC relay onto compressor terminals
Transfer remaining wires from OLD PTC to the correct terminal on the new PTC relay.

TEST compressor start before installing cover... PLUG in unit

After the test unplug the unit... reinstall the plastic cover and wire clip.

Reinstall back panel

Return unit to service.

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check the overload, take it loose and inspect it for a burnt spot shake it if it rattles replace the relay
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is the noise like a hum? touch the compressor if it is really hot, suspect relay/overload combination defective touch the little line that comes out of compressor if cold, suspect the above. if you change the relay/overload combination, and works fine there's your problem. hope to se of some help.

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