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I need help getting the cover off the start relay and overload parts of my JennAir refrigerator's compressor. I'm told it just pulls off, but it doesn't budge with strong finger pulling, and I'm not sure if it's safe to pry it off. The plastic is pretty brittle and I don't want to break it. Help??!!

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  • rberley836 May 18, 2009

    The defrost timer is under lots of plastic at the top of the fridge .. how do I take the cover out to get to the timer? Looks like everythhing is interconnected and needs to be unscrewed.




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Look real close around the sides of the cover and you will see two places in the middle wher the screw drivee can be slid in to disengage the clipa and then just pull off. Be sure to lill the power firsat though thaanks for using Fixya and have a Merry Christmas.

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My fridge is not cooling nor is the freezer. i checked the compressor for continuity no beeps.when i plug it in to to start the compressor it tries to start then i here a click on th

Hello Philip;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The clicking sound is the overload relay trying to start the compressor. A overload relay is like the starter on our car.

Go into the following website and put in your model number. You will get diagrams and part numbers.
Record the part numbers of the overlay and condenser. You do not need to replace the cover on the side of the compressor.

You can either pay a arm and a leg to purchase these parts from your local store or purchase them for about 50% less over the internet. I have purchase and installed used parts.

Before you go ahead and purchase these parts:

a.) Remove the lower front toe plate. Either it is held on with 2 screws or pop off - pull out clips.
b.) Check to make sure the leveling jacks are not down and the wheels are on the floor to pull the unit out from the wall.
c.) Pull out far enough where you can get behind it.
d.) Unplug the refrigerator.
e.) Remove the lower back cover.
f.) Pop off the cover on the side of the compressor.
g.) Note the over load relay components mounting for replacement.
h.) Remove the components.
I.) Shake the white component. If it rattles, it is bad.
j.) Inspect the 3 metal stems on the compressor. If they are burned or melted, then you have a bad compressor. ($650.00-$800.00 repair).

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HELP! - My fridge freezer is not cooling - clicking sound heard but motor not coming on

Hello Michelle;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
Lets fix this together. The clicking sound that you hear is referred to as a overload relay. The overload relay is an electrical component that starts and stops you compressor. It is very common for the overload relay to fail over time.
First, locate and purchase a overload relay. If you have a Trible's
in your area that's great, if not Lander's, Sear's, .... If you can wait a few days you can get the part over the internet for half price or less.
I do not have your model number otherwise I would give you the part number.
Having the part, pull the refrigerator out where you can move freely behind it. Unplug the refrigerator. There is a bottom cover that you need to remove. This cover is fastened either with Philips or hex head screws. Remove the cover. Open the new overload relay parts and lay them before you. Study and observe them.
There is a black box on the side of the compressor which holds the overload relay. The box is held on with either metal or wire clips. Using a flat head screw driver pop the clips off. Compare the parts on the compressor with what you have. Note the location of the connecting components on the 3 compressor pins, and the first piece to put on the compressor is the white piece with the 'V'. Using your flat head screw driver, wedge the components off the compressor (Remember how they go back on). Do not pull on the wires - just the connector ends. Replace the components. Shake the white piece - if it rattles or is burned it is bad. If you can not get the black box cover back on - not necessary, it's a dust shield.
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The refrigerator doesn't cool . The fan comes on in freezer, there is a clicking noise that comes from the back.

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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.
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Return unit to service.

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