I just received then start devise for the compressor - part WR07X10097 PTC+OLP ASM but I don't see any instructions on how to install it. When I had ordered parts for my oven previously I was able to find step by step instructions on how to change out the parts and looking for something similar here. Thanks and Happy New Year!
This overload PTc assembly is just a plug in assembly. You will want to pull the unit out and disconnect the power. Once power is disconnected, remove the compressor cover. There will most likely be a wire holding the overload assembly in place. Remove the wire and disconnect the wire connector on the old relay assembly. Take the capacitor off by pulling straight off and install on the new ptc. Push wire connector onto the new ptc and install back on unit and plug in.
I am trying to replace the overload relay. I cannot get it out of the unit that it is inserted in. I read some of the other comments and found that I should have purchased a P.t.c. + Olp AsmOEM which already has the relay in it. The one pictured for my refrigerator looks completely different than what I have. Am I looking at the wrong part or will it replace what I have? Do I need to also purchase the part that connects to the front of it? Why is the overload relay sold if it cannot be removed from the P.t.c. + Olp AsmOEM? Thanks
Answer Hello Duke,
This is the overload and relay assembly and it is replacable. If the old one will not come off you may have had a poor electrical connection which welded the apparatus on the compressor pins. Use a screwdriver and pry the old one off. Make sure the pins do not have burned spots on them. If they do, they will have to be sanded until shiny. If not, the new part will not make connection and the unit may or may not run. The pin sticking up is for the capacitor to attach to and the slots are where it will plug in. The hot wire will connect to the bottom most terminal and the neutral to the one nearest the capacitor. The manufacturer determines what parts are and are not made available for purchase. PFS22SISBSS