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A "potential" relay is a voltage controlled start component for the compressor. If your sure the potential relay is bad, not the start capacitor or a seized compressor, Order one from G.E. and replace it.
The start relay should be on the side of the compressor and attached to the three prongs that wiring attaches to on the compressor.Is the problem causing the breaker to trip in the circuit breaker box? Sea Breeze You can have someone match the start relay and the run capacitor at a refrigeration supply store near you or you can contact Summit HERE http://summitappliance.com/support
If your hearing a clicking sound and it won't start your looking at either the relay switch for your compressor or the compressor itself. I recommand replacing the relay switch first to see if that solves your problem. Just look for the model number of your freezer, visit your local part store (reliable, amre) and ask them for the relay switch for the compressor. It should be under 20 bucks or so.
To install the part you first need to located the compressor. There should be an opening to the freezer somewhere in the bottom. Once you find the opening (after removing the cover) you should see a large cylinder metal container, this is your compressor. If the freezer unplugged located a small box attached to the compressor that looks similar to the relay you purchased from the part store. Remove the wiring for the old relay and then proceed to remove the relay (it should just be plugged in). Once it is removed place in the new relay. Plug back the fridge and see if your freezer works. If the problem persists it will be your compressor. You should have a professional have this replaced as it requires weilding and removal of the freon gas. The repair for a compressor job is $500 up.
I hope this helps and good luck. Please give positive feedback if this helps :)
James Memije Head Technician Accufix Appliance Service Centre www.accufixappliance.com
Wiring diagram of the chest freezer turned into chest fridge. The junction box is not required if all connections are made inside the fridge service compartment. Active (A) connection passes via latching relay terminals inside the thermostat.
According to your wiring diagram this is about the simplest machine in the world to work on. Mounted on your compressor is a relay. The relay allows all the copper windings in the compressor to be energized momentarily to get the motor in the compressor started, then it drops half the cooper out because that's all that is needed once it is up and running. A thermostat allows current in the circuit till the desired temp is reached. I would check that relay first for signs of wear. They go bad with age. If the relay is good bypass the thermostat's to see if she comes to life. If she starts working replace the thermostat.
green with yellow are ground wires and usually are from compressor to system chassis from your 3 prong plug use the green wire and just find a point on the chassis to pin to if you can get model number you can find on kenmore website