The over load relay went out on the compressor. I picked up the replacement (part#5304410951) that is totally different looking and has no instructions. So how do I install it or find out how to do it? Thanks for your time.
Answer Hello Pete,
The hot wire will attach to the overload, (small white part with one terminal), and the neutral will hook to the side of the relay, (brown component that goes to the compressor after the overload goes on), to terminal 2. The capacitor will have one wire go to one side of the relay (terminal 1) and the other wire to the opposite side of the relay(terminal 3).
I have a Frigidaire side by side. Sometimes smoke comes from the freezer. I unplug it for 5min and plug it back and it works fine for a day or so. Coulde it be overlad relay kit.
Answer Little Eddie,
The overload relay kit would not produce a smoke type vapor to come out of the freezer compartment. It may be that when you open the unit it was in a defrost cycle and you are seeing condensation. The other components that could potentially cause the issue would be a defrost heater or the motor. Normally these parts will not smoke but the heater could produce the water vapors or condensation.
I'm installing a new starter relay. The revised relay has 4 terminals and I only need two. The old one is so fried I dont see a number or letters. My wires are red for overload and white and blue for starter. The new relay has one smaller terminal 3 normal. The white wire connecter on my refrigerator is smaller than red and blue.
Answer Hello Gayla,
The hot wire is the one that was connected to the overload and it will connect to the new overload. The other wire is the neutral and it will connect to the terminal labeled 2 on the new start relay. If the terminal is the wrong size, you will have to change the spade connector. You can easily strip the wire about 1/4 inch and crimp on a new 1/4 inch female spade connector (AP5641949).