I have a whirlpool ss25aexhw01 and i have a bad ptc or starter relay and overload switch. the replacement kit only has 2 connectors on starter relay where old one had 3 connectors. mine is the one that requires a capacitor so i am not sure how to connect the capacitor into the mix. any ideas?
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Re: compressor clicking on and off fridge now warm
Looked up your model number and got a part number of 8201799. is that the number you got??? cause in the pic it looks like there are 3 terminals on the relay(brown piece) there should have also been instructions in the package no???
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if theres a clicking noise behind the unit,then the ptc overload relay is weak and dropping in and out which will short cycle the compressor, also a compressor thats going bad will draw excessive current and make the ptc drop in and out check start and run currents to determine this,also,but rare it could be the cold temp control
if the clicking is from the ptc overload relay on the compressor unplug it off the compressor and replace it,if the clicking is coming from the main control board and the front readout is flashing/strobing the board is bad,but before you replace this board make sure there are no inopertive fans as this will ruin a new board immediately
either the evaporator coil in the freezer wall has iced up and cant blow cold air and needs the defrost heater and thermostat checked(hint:rear wall of freezer will have snow/ice/frost on it)if this is the problem,otherwise the ptc overload relay on the compressor is bad and the compressor cant run correctly,if it just keeps warming up,then this is the culprit and a new ptc replacement easily plugs in where the old ptc was
one of 2 issues,first possibly the evaporator coil in the freezer is iced over and not allowing cold air into the freezer and refrigerator,then check the defrost heater and thermostats on the evaporator coil/secondly,it could be a bad ptc overload relay on the compressor in the rear lower area not letting the compressor start,when you check this the condenser fan near this may be running,don't let this fool you it will normally run even if the compressor is not,a hint,if the compressor is overly warm to the touch this is a sign of a bad ptc overload relay remove this component and shake it by hand,if you hear it rattling its another sign its bad
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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
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
Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should
How to check stuff> http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php
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.
I note this is a very old post. The compressor is not starting and what you were hearing was the PTC relay energizing followed by the KilXon thermal overload kicking off the compressor start sequence. What happens is that the PTC relays sometimes get a heated contact. Due to the weakened state of the contact it can cause a buzz. Even with a goo PTC relay you would hear the compressor buzz if it was not starting. In that case the run capacitor may have failed or the compresor rotor is internally locked at which point the start cycle will repeat every 3 to 4 minutes as the thermal overload cycles and the compressor will not start.