My Whirlpool refrigerator doesn't cool. Purchased relay kit 8201799 to replace the relay and overload. The old relay has 3 male connectors and 3 wires (one red and two blue ones (capacitor?)) go to it. The new relay included in the new kit has only two connectors (positions 2 & 3) and there is no connector in position 1. I am searching internet to find the right relay but no success. Could you please help me find where I can buy one?
The white on wire would go to the relay. The red would go to the overload. There should be 1 blue wire from one side of the cap and the other wire from the cap should be white. The white should be 2 white to 1 connector. The overload goes to the bottom with the red connected to it. The relay will go to the top 2 pins and the double white will go to the left side and the blue to the right side. It is possible for you to eliminate the capacitor if it cannot be connected.
Is this the device responsible for the high peak/surge watts when the compressor kicks in? Could you please provide the amperage and voltage for me? Can't find it anywhere online. Thanks!
Answer Hello Cathy,
The start relay is the part that makes both windings in the compressor energize at startup and disengages the start winding when the compressor has started. The specifications should be on the units' tech sheet. I'm sorry but the specifications relating to wattage are not listed in our library but are normally related to the compressor specifications since the compressor is the component that draws the amperage and consumes the wattage.
Refrigerator stopped working. Compressor not coming on as well as the condensor fan. Replaced the overload relay which did rattle when removed and basically was shattered inside and plugged it in. The compressor didn't come on and the fan didn't come on as well. Everything inside works lights, fan etc.... If the fan moter is out would that keep the compressor from coming on as well? Thanks!
The condenser fan motor not running would not cause the compressor not to run. The fan motor could cause the relay to blow if the compressor was running with the fan not going. You should look at the freezer thermostat from red to a known neutral for 120 vac to see if it is sending power to the compressor and subsequently the condenser fan motor. The most likely cause will be a bad freezer control or defrost control board or broken wiring