My refrigerator has only a blue and red wire that plugs into the start device. The wiring harness we bought only has two black. On the start device there is an "L" and a "N". "L" on top and "n" on bottom.
Answer Hello Marvin,
The connector is so you can splice the existing wires to it to plug it into the start device. The compressor won't know there is black insulation on the wires, and the only way it will make a difference is if you don't put the hot wire to the "L" connection. The "L" is for Line (120Vac) and the "N" is for Neutral. Most of the time on Frigidaire made units, the red is hot. If you want to make sure, the unit will have to be plugged in to test for 120Vac on one of the wires. Testing to ground will reveal the "hot" wire.
I bought this refrigerator without a start device, and it has 5 wires going over to the start device area. 2 black going to the fan, blue, white, grey, all blade connectors. Where do the other wires go to? Am I missing another component?
Answer Hello Greg,
This unit does have to have a capacitor for the compressor to run properly. The wiring will go as follows:
The blue wire is the hot wire. It will fasten to the overload along with the smooth black wire that leads to the condenser fan motor. The ridged black wire that leads to the condenser fan motor will fasten to the start relay, terminal 2 along with the white wire. One side of the capacitor is where the grey wire should come off to terminal 3 of the start relay. The other wire off of the capacitor should attach to the white neutral wire.