Should the overload on the compressor rattle when you shake or tap it?
Answer Hello Brian. Some of the overloads WR08X10025 do rattle when shook. You will need to test and make sure the terminal to the spade reads closed. If so, the overload is fine in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
What does this part do?
Answer Hello Lee! The overload used on refrigerators protects the compressor from overheating and also stops the compressor from starting in high amperage conditions. Thanks!