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Installing an after market overload relay

How do I install and after market relay overload for the compressor on a jenn-air side by side fridge

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If your taaalkking about a three in one the instructions are on the relay. to determine where the wires go on the compressor google the model number or the maker of the compressor then find the correct connections to make on the compressor also make sure that the replacement relay is iin the correct position.

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Jenn Aire side by side, both sides warm, PTC replaced.


If you hear it trying to come on, (the lights may even dim more than normal) followed by a "tink" noise, it's the compressor.

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Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay. Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm

Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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first unplug the machine that clicking noise you hear is the start relay on the compressor you should definetly call a technician. YOU can find one by typing into google for appliance repair and the town you live in

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With my jenn air side by side jcd2389ges the fan is working but cold air is blowing. also, the compressor hums about every 5 or 10 minutes and dims the light abit in the refrigerator. i think it may be the...


Basically, you need to pull the fridge out and remove the lower access panel on the back of the fridge.

You'll be able to see the compressor and the start relay and capacitor assembly mounted to the compressor. Here's a line drawing of your fridge, along with the parts list breakdown.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=JCD2389GES&productCategoryId=0165000&brandId=1266&modelName=SIDE-BY-SIDE-REFRIGERATOR&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=COMPRESSOR&documentId=M0603018&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

I would check the relay to see if it's working OK, as I would lean toward the capacitor being the part that is failing. However, based on the age of the fridge, I'd tend to replace both the relay and the capacitor at the same time, since they're both old and the likelyhood of the other component failing is pretty good at this point.

Since it's a pain to work in the underside of the fridge, to me, it's well worth doing the job once and not having to have the fridge fail and spoil the contents when you least expect it. My take is that the extra part is well worth the added cost when compared to the value of perishable food in the fridge.

Just remember to unplug the fridge before doing any servicing or reaching into the underside, as those little fans hurt like heck when they nick your arm when they start up unexpectedly! There is a small metal clip that holds the relay and capacitor on the compressor, so don't lose that spring clip when you pop it off to remove the relay and capacitor.

You should be able to just plug the new one in place and swap the wires on the old cap for the new one, wire for wire, without any problem. I usually snap a quick digital picture for reference, if my memory isn't working well that day.

Check the parts list for your precise replacemente parts, as there are a couple of different parts, based on the particular model number and series, etc.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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I had similar problem: condenser fan was running, but compressor was not. After I unplugged refrigerator for a while and plugged back on, the compressor ran for a few seconds. Compressor testing indicated it was OK, I suspected that it was either overload/relay or run capacitor. My limited testing equipment could not tell me which one was bad. I took out the run capacitor out of system by unplugging the 2 wires and the refrigerator ran fine. After Replacing the run capacitor with a new one bought from partselect.com, it ran fine so far.

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more than likely the compressor is not starting, it has a starting device on the left side of the compressor which has a relay/overload called a relay, remove the relay and shake it , if it rattles it has gone bad. the relay/overload combination has gone bad and can be replaced with pro41 relay. if the compressor has a run capacitor just eliminate the capacitor when replacing with new relay. connection of the two wires makes no difference.

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I had the same promblem on my Jenn-Air. I replaced the relay on the compressor and fixed the problem.

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sounds like the overload relay assy trying to start your compressor, usuallya sign of a bad compressor.. you can try to replace the overload relay, but if its under five years you should have a full manufactue warr on the compressor (comes with new overload relay)

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