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Neither the freezer or the refrigerator is cooling. Repairman replaced the relay switch, but this was not the problem. After installing new relay switch, repairman said he could not hear it click or whine. After looking at the parts listed on the web site, I noticed there are 2 "relay" parts. Do I need both or could the problem be the compressor?

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Yes, there are two are actually 3 parts. Its probably NOT the compressor. You need a three in one start kit which is pretty much a turn key part if installed properly. Its basically a start relay with the capacitor for the starting and running of the compressor. Alot of time the relay will go bad because w/o the start assist it has trouble, pulls a high load burning up the relay in the starting. Its a much better part than the original, in 20 years I've yet to replace one put on a whirlpool.

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