Question about Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side Refrigerator
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.
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!
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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