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Instructions on how to install a compressor start relay

Do you have the instructions on how to install the compressor start relay for a Whirlpool, ED5FTGXQ02, side by side refrigerator?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool start device

k here we go, thinkkn we can get this to work for you.

the difference is going to be the white overloads in the bag9s). depending on size of compressor they will change, as far a s the relay thinkin ther is onl one in that bag'box/ (brown with 3 possible connections..
if this is the cas e ill asume that the old relay/overload was a onepiece white plastic with smaller connectors.. .you will need to cut off and resplice a new spade connector on the wires to fiut the new piece..
the extras are just that extras, its easier for them to stock and store one part number for a multitude of repairs( youll need only one)

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I just replaced the start relay (start device) on

Leave the capacitor on and don't worry about the cover. The capacitor really helps the compressor to not use as much electricity, thus saving energy.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Loud rattle noise when compressor cycles on

you might be having a vibration fro the coils under the unit. it happens sometimes and can be adjusted somewhat easily. i would call for warranty service to have them repair it. and that way if i does become something else then they can get it fixed for you.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Startelay switch on Kitchenaid side-by-side

Yes the relay and overload will come with the new compressor.

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

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Install whirlpool starter/relay kit

you should of ordered part number 8201786 and this is the whole start device that slides onto the compressor,this replaces the overload and relay and it's around 60 dollars. unplug it,pop the clip off and remove the cover,slide off the device,read instructions, wire it,slide the device onto the three pins on the compressor,put the cover and clip back on and you're done.hope this helps and good luck with your machine

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The refrigerator makes a clicking sound. The freezer is not cold enough and is above freezing. The refrigerator is cold.

This sounds like the relay has gone on the compressor. Call your local appliance parts store
(no model no. needed) and ask for a hard start kit. Instructions are on kit.
I use ERP 410 powerstart relay capacitor and over load. See it has everything and is much better than the original.
Remove the back cover, pull the original relay off the compressor pins, cut the two wires and install according to instructions. Very easy job.
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Aug 05, 2011 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Amana abb2224dew repairman installed part # 8201786. This was to replace the compressor start up. Worked for a week, then same buzz click sequence occurs. Looked up part number. Part is for mostly...

The replacement compressor kit is #12002633 from Amana (Now Whirlpool).
In this kit are the following New model compressor, relay/capacitor, jumper and instructions.
Kenmore does not make appliances rather all of the other manufacturers produce for them.
That part number is for Whirlpool Start Relay/Capacitor and as long as the compressor is the right horsepower for the relay it makes no difference who made it. (Techumseh or Embraco)

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GS5SHAXLBo1 whirlpool start relay is different on mine , i called whirlpool they told me mine was a producation start relay and now they a a replace kit wiring is different , do you know anything about...

they told you correct . i looked your model and the org # subs to the kit 8201786 / i use these kits for many brands and what is in the kit is 2 start relays and 2 over loads and instructions an diag .. it's not a hard job . when removing the old relay read the # and see if it matches one of the new one and if so thats the one to use . if neither one matches then the brand of compressor will tell you which one to use . just read ite destructions before installing relay kit and if you remove any wires make a diag of where the were so you can reinstall them correctly.. rule # 1 its hard to back up without a road .. mm hope this helped mm feed back please ..

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I have a whirlpool refrigerator model ED25TQXFW01 and it is not cooling. fan runs and it clicks but does not engage compressor. is it the compressor or the starter relay?

You can purchase a kit which is part number URCO410 which is a new relay, overload, and capacitor. If its a newer whirlpool you will want to hook the wires into your old capacitor. It comes with instructions its very easy to install. The reason you want to use your OEM capacitor is because it will draw a lower amperage and give your compressor a longer life as opposed to using the capacitor that comes with the kit. Hope this helps _MJ_

Mar 04, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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The compressor starts, (or tries)for ~ 3 seconds, stops. retires ~ 15 seconds.

You either have a problem with your compressor start relay/overload assembly.......or you have a bad compressor. You would need the model/serial number for the correct part. If the unit is out of warranty, a 3 in 1 hard start kit (Supco URCO41) can be installed. Disconnect unit from power prior to attempting repair, and follow the instructions with the part.
If the product is under 5 years, the compressor may still be under manufactures warranty. In that case attempting a repair would void the warranty.

Jun 07, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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The fan is running, but the refrigerator and freezer are not cooling. We cleaned the coils... any other suggestions?

Check the compressor and the relay. Make sure they are working when you turn on freezer and fridge to the max. If the compressor does not start then you need a new relay. If the compressor starts then it is your thermostat that has gone bad and must be replaced. you can find the parts on and order them with instructions on how to remove the bad part and install the new part

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I have side by side whirlpool,It quit working not

no it probably doesnt need freon. the noise your hearing is the compressor trying to start  due to either a bad start relay or a stuck compressor. on whirlpool refrigs the most common problem is bad relays this is a very easy part to replace and the part is in expensive. less than 70 dollars. the part number is 8201786 and the kit has very good instructions for doing it your self. if you have any questions please ask thanks Peyton

Mar 10, 2009 | Refrigerators

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If your referring to the compressor start relay the part number you need is 8201786 and can be purchased thru any local appliance parts dealer also you could check or thru whirlpool.
this is a plug and play part for the majority of whirlpool refrigerators and there are good instructions included with the part.
good luck Peyton 

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