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I am replacing the relay switch and overload switch for this kenmore frig/freezer. model 25358682890. the capacitor has two wires. one fits the overload component. do they both attach to this or does one attach to the relay on the opposite side from the power wire(red) and the blue wire?

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Your start device has 2 wires connect to it and the cap slides into it unless you have a relay and over load and in that case one wire goes to each

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