Which wire goes to the overload on the compressor?
Answer Hello Bobby. The red wire goes to the overload.
Had power outage, change relay and compressor still will not start.
Answer Hi Bob. I would use the digital capacitor Tester / Volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in repair. Ohm the original relay. You should get 4-6 ohms cold. It should not rattle as the inner disk is defective part # 2258450. There are 3-terminal post on the compressor. There is "c-common, "r- run, and 's- start and the green ground screw post on the compressor chassis. Set the meter scale on the R x 1 setting. Ohm out between each terminal and ground. If any of the 3- reads 0-ohms then the winding is shorted and the compressor needs replaced. We will need the unit model # to get you the compressor part # . Between the c and s terminals you should read between approx 6-8ohms. Between c an r it should read between 4-6 ohms. Record and add both readings. Then read between the r and s terminals , it should add to what the first reading is. Plus or minus 10 %. Any further constitutes a bad compressor. The compressor should read 120 vac incoming to it . Thank You.
Is this what would normally go out if fridge stopped working after power outage?
Answer Hello James. Yes, if there is power to the compressor, and the compressor does not start, then the start device 2258450 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.