I recently purchased the Start Device (MFG Part Number 2319794) for a Maytag refrigerator MTF2156GEW, revision 14. The new Start Device looks substantially the same as the old one and has the same voltage printed on the side, but the electrical connectors (spade or blade type) on the new device are smaller than the ones on the old device (this can actually be seen in the product photo, now that I look more closely), and the plugs on the corresponding fridge wires are too large and not the right fit for the new device. What is the solution? Should the plugs on the fridge wires (blue and orange) be replaced to match the connector size on the new device? Thanks.
You could locate the correct size terminals for the new part and replace the terminals on the wires to match that of the relay.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 01, 2013