I'm trying to install part number 12002794- overload relay kit. I have a blue wire that I believe goes on the top right terminal, two orange wires that were on the right terminal, and a white wire on the left terminal. The orange wires don't fit. Is this the correct configuration?
Answer Hello Sean,
The blue wire is the hot wire so it will go on the overload, (small white component). The run capacitor will connect from terminal 1 to terminal 3 on the relay and the orange wire from the condenser fan/evaporator fan/defrost timer will connect to the start relay terminal two. If you look close, you will see that terminals 1 and 2 are electrically the same. For this reason, the manufacturer will commonly not put terminal 1 on the relay. In this case, the additional wire from the capacitor will have to be put on a piggy back terminal on terminal 2.
The refrigerator lost power last night. The outlets are live so the problem is in the unit. Need some direction as to where the problem may be.
Answer Hello Cliff. If the lights work, but nothing else, you need to check the cold control and the defrost timer. If there is no lights either, then there is a wiring issue and you need to look for burnt or broken wires on the unit.
I recently bought this Overload relay kit. I have two black wires, an orange wire, and blue from the fridge. The new kit does not have enough terminals for all the old wires. Where do all the wires go?
Answer Hello Adam,
The blue wire goes to the overload, the white contraption with one terminal. The orange wire goes to terminal #2 on the start relay. The two black wires are from the capacitor and will hook to terminals 2 and 3. They are not polarized so you cannot get them crossed. One will hook to the same side as the orange wire (terminal #2) and the other wire will hook to the terminal on the opposite side of the relay, (terminal #3). If the new relay doesn't have two terminals on the same side of the relay, you will have to connect these two (one orange and one black)together and hook them both to terminal #2 on the relay.
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Part # AP4009662 - I just bought this part and was delivered 11/21/11. Can you please tell me how to install this as it does not look
like the original part but is a substitution for the original part. Similarly, goods was received without the the jumper wire and instruction as stated in your ads and which should be included in the package.
Answer Hi Johnny. The blue wire goes to the overload which slides on the single pin on the compressor. Not the 2 that are side by side, it is (formed in a triangle) exactly where the original blue wire /overload connection was. Then use the orange wire to hook to the # 2 terminal on the relay. The capacitor connects at pin # 2 and # 3 of the relay. The jumper was an optional part if one of the orange wire did not fit directly on the relay, on some a narrow female spade terminal was used on the orange wire so the jumper hooked on the small terminal and transferred to a regular 1/4" terminal at the relay end. You can crimp a 1/4 " female spade terminal and hook to the relay at # 2 on the relay. The orange wire is the neutral feed from the adaptive defrost control board. Thank You.
I just bought this part from you. Can you please tell me how to install it? It does not look like the original part but is a manufacture substitution for the original part.
Answer Hello TW. The white and black overload with one terminal goes on the single pole on the compressor. You will attach the blue wire to that terminal. Next install the relay onto the compressor and install the orange wire (with the jumper wire on certian modles) to the run terminal, and the white wire to the start terminal. You can look at the numbers on the old realy and match them up to the numbers on the new realy/overload 12002794. Hope this helps.
How do you check the run capacitor to see if its good? The relay that is shown does not look like the one I have. Will it fit my maytag fridge?
Answer Hello Don. You can test the run capacitor with a meter TJMA-DM1. You should see a spike then a slow drop back to zero. The overload/relay kit 12002794 for your model is different than the original relay. It is designed to work for this model number. 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