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Compressor clicking on and off fridge now warm

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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  • supervegie Mar 29, 2008

    yea thats the one i bought, some sites show it with 2 and some show it with what looks like a third one. i am wondering if the jumper in the kit has something to do with it. spoke to a different reseller and he told me right part he told me if i bought the kit he would revile the secrete. the picture i see shows no hook up for cap. but looking at jumper it looks like it was designed to also plug something in top but don't want to fry system experimenting.

  • supervegie Mar 31, 2008

    I took it to a different repair shop and verified it was the correct part. they were as confused as me as to how to wire in capacitor. the diagram shows the cap wired in series to capacitor. but they said it was correct part.can i paste an image in here or is that not allowed?



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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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    Ron Coons Mar 30, 2008

    the jumper is probably in case your terminals are not correct size, a small to large connection.

    O.K. assuming thatth erleay has 3 terminals ( 2 on left and 1 on rght) and 1 wire terminal on the white overload .

    white overload is your power in red or orange wire usually

    the relay is wired as such

    the white(nuetral) wire is bottom left and the capacitor is wired top left and bottom right



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