Whirlpool side by side, I am not sure what the overload relay is for exactly. My refrigerator stops cooling/freezing and I turn it off, then back on it will run for awhile. I am ordering a temperature control but not sure if I should replace this as well.
The overload/relay is for the compressor operation and will turn the compressor on when signal is sent to it. With the symptoms of the unit shutting off and then once unplugged and plugged back in, the issue would most likely be with the defrost timer which is part number 482493.
i have this fridge with one white wire, one blue wire from capacitor, one red wire to capacitor with a hook like a bridge for a terminal connector. how do i reconnect with new overload.
The white wire will go to the overload which is the white piece. The red wire will go to the run side of the relay and the blue will go to the start side of the relay. If you are looking at the compressor from the side and the single prong is at the bottom then the red would go on the right and the blue on the left and if the terminals on the compressor are where the single terminal is on top then it would be the opposite.
I have a Whirlpool and am trying to get the start relay box off the compressor....................it won't budge.
Answer Hello Kathy. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the slot in the top of the cover and pry downward to remove the cover. Make sure there is no clip on the cover first.