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.