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Start relay where is the start relay on the compressor located

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If it is a frigidaire, whirlpool, or maytag it could not have a cover but is usually on the left side the compressor when you are looking at it. It slides right off the compressor cause it is 3 straight pins it slides on

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The start relay is located on the compressor, and is covered with a plastic covering with a with the wires coming out of it. the relay is sitting in pins coming out of the compressor

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I have a samsung side by side refrigerator side by side, and it stopped cooling. the model no. is RS2533VQXAA. what can I do to resolve this problem?


Does the compressor try to start? Pull the unit away from the wall. Located on the back is a small door that covers the control board. Remove the cover and look for any burnt spots on the board.
The problem is likely the start relay locted on the compressor. Unplug the unit, remove the wires from the relay on the compressor, ( be sure to take note of their location on the relay) pull the relay off the compressor and shake it. If it rattles then it need to be replaced. Here is the relay to order if you need it. Samsung DA35 10013Q Start Relay AppliancePartsPros com

If the relay is good then replace the control board. Here is that part to order. Samsung DA41 00134F Pba AppliancePartsPros com

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May 24, 2014 | Samsung Refrigerators

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Refrigerator and freezer warm...my compressor is not running


Compressor starts and then stops.....I hear a clicking noise
I wish I had a dime for every time I heard the statement above made.
Before going into the issue we must first understand just what a compressor does and where it is located. The compressor is located (in most instances) on the lower backside of the unit. The side that is against the wall. It is behind either a cover made of cardboard or metal panel.
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The compressor compresses the Freon to a gas which is then circulated through the evaporator coils
Which are located inside of your freezer section . Note the over load and relay location on the picture above.
There are three components....relay/overload/and the capacitor. This subject here is for the relay and overload. They are 95% of the time responsible for the compressor not running. Without them, the compressor will try to start and at times will run for a short amount of time. The customers complaint is usually both my freezer and refrigerator are warm. They also state ,"I hear the compressor turning on but it will shut off after a minute or two" and " I also hear a clicking noise"
The clicking sound is coming from the relay. The contacts have broken inside and they are not allowing the compressor to start. Note the location of the relay and overload on the compressor. The compressor has three prongs pertruding from the side that the relay and overload are plugged into. Simply pull them off the compressor and shake them. If they are bad you will hear a rattle sound coming from them.
When ordering your new relay and overload you will need the complete model number to ensure the proper part. See my tips and how to's at the bottom of this procedure for the link to find your model number.Here are just a few styles of overloads and relays.

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How to find appliance model numbers When trying to troubleshoot or purchasing parts for your appliance the model number is the key to do

on Apr 04, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Asd2522wrb04 amana side by side refrigerator. clicks like it is coming on. then goes off. nothing freezes or cold. Why?


I believe what is happening here is a defective start relay and overload. Right now I would pull refrigerator away from the wall and unplug. Next remove the cover over the compressor feel top of the compressor and if it is not possible to keep your hand there from heat tells me the compressor is trying to start. Keep unplugged until replacing the Start Relay Kit below.Most times the compressor that begins to do these symptoms can be fixed by replacing the=>
W10189190 Relay and Overload Kit
These parts can be found by removing the rear cover near floor and then pulling the cover on the side of the compressor. Click Here=> ASD2522WRB02 Unit Parts In that photo is a compressor top left of photo. Number location 13 is the cover of the part I am talking about and location 12 in that photo is the start relay and overload. If you have trouble I will be here to assist you, Thanks Sea Breeze

W10189190 Relay and Overload Kit
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Sep 26, 2011 | Amana Refrigerators

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Fridge makes clicking sound every 60-90 seconds..freezer defrosting, fridge not staying cold.


If the clicking sound you are hearing is from the back of the refrigerator near the floor then I believe the sound is coming from the start relay that is located on the side of the compressor.
Replace the start relay with a new one and you should be good to go unless the compressor has been damaged.
The start relay is easy to replace as it just plugs into the side of the compressor. Start relays are also often very inexpensive.
Make sure to use your model number and get the factory direct replacement start relay and not a 3n1 universal start relay.

Aug 07, 2011 | Whirlpool 24.8 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

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The compressor attempts a start up but shuts down within 30 seconds--freezer & refrigerator do not seem to be as cold as it should be


The compressor relay's purpose is to start the compressor. A faulty relay can result in the compressor failing to cycle on. The relay is accessed from the lower rear of the refrigerator, the relay is located in the terminal box which is located at the side of the compressor.
cautiontri.gif Before testing a compressor relay, unplug the refrigerator to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Also, if the compressor uses a capacitor, it must be discharged first to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

Jul 13, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Less than 2 years old; fan still runs, but no water being removed. Pan is totally dry. Ideas? Anything I can fix on my own?


The compressor relay's purpose is to start the compressor. A faulty relay can result in the compressor failing to cycle on. The relay is accessed from the lower rear of the dehumidifier. The relay is located in the terminal box which is located at the side of the compressor.


Before testing a compressor relay, unplug the dehumidifier to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Also, if the compressor uses a capacitor, it must be discharged first to avoid the risk of electrical shock.



The compressor relay can be accessed by removing the terminal cover box. The cover is held on by tension or with a retaining clip.










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Jul 10, 2011 | Haier 45-Pint Dehumidifier

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Both boxes are warm. the fan runs, and the compressor kiks on for 10 sec. then kiks off i have checked the thermostat and the door seals, both r good. what else could it b?


Im sorry but it sounds like your compressor is bad. You can try replacing the start relay it is located on the top of the compressor under a plastic cap. The cap is held on by a metal clip. The start relay is about the size of a nickel and is under this cap and attached to one of the three prongs coming out of the compressor. The compressor is located in the back under the bottom of the refrigerator and is about the size of a soccer ball and is black. Make sure you unplug the refrigerator first. I hope I'm wrong and the start relay is bad but most of the time if it kicks in for more than five seconds its the compressor. good luck

Aug 31, 2010 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

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My Matag Skybox compressor will not turn on. I can here it clicking and trying to come on.


HI. This is a strong indication of starter/overload relay failure. This clicking noise is coming directly fromm the relay device. it is damaged. this relay is the main starter of the compressor unit. It receives a signal from the main PCB. Once the power signal is received, the relay will regulate the starting, and stopping of the compressor, via control board and thermostat assembly. The failed relay will need to be replaced, asap. Once replaced, the unit will operate correctly. The relay is mounted on the side of the compressor. Once the bracket, and terminal wires are removed, you can gently pull it away form the compressor, to check the contacts and connections for corrosion. If any of the contacts or terminal connections are worn, replace them. Worn contacts, or corroded connections will not allow for proper current flow.

NOTE_ I would advise to locate the clicking. Make sure its coming form the compressor/relay location. There are some units of this nature out there that are fixed(compressor and relay intergraion). If this is the case, simply replace the entire compressor unit. If the clickiong is coming from the main control board(PCB), the PCB, will be the culprit.

Dec 01, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Replacing a relay switch on a Kenmore Side by Side


The start run relay kicks the compressor on. If your compressor is running this is not your problem.
There are a number of things that can cause a fridge not to cool. A bad defrost system.. Check to see if you have ice build up in the freezer, or a lot of frost. Also a bad compressor. The relay switch sits on the compressor at the back of the fridge. If you put a new relay on and it won't start the compressor you have a bad compressor. Most compressors are warrantied through the manufacturer for at least 5 years. So if it's that call the manufacturer for replacement.

Apr 15, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Location of start relay


yes that is an ok price or try coast appliance if you are in the la area ok the relay is located on the left side of the compressor is conected on a 3 pin conector you can't miss it is mounted on the compressor it self

Nov 28, 2008 | Refrigerators

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