Changingthe Start Relay On A Whirlpool Refrigerator




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mczombie: Thanks for taking the time to up this video.  It was everything I needed to replace the relay.  Your model was different, but everything was in the same place.  It's unfortunate they charge so much for some molded plastic.  I had to pay $72 after tax, but that beats replacing the fridge.  I was able to do the entire job in 20 minutes (10min for removal and 10 for installation and cleanup).  ANYONE can do this and save a ton of money.

Mike Marshall: Glad to see your wearing your safety sandals.

gus cabal: how can you tell if the compressor its working, besides it blowing cold air, do you hear a humming sound would the compressor get a little warm? I have a whirlpool also but is one of the small ones I replace the T-stat on it, it had the wrong T-stat before with higher temp range so the compressor was cooling while the t-stat was heating up the coil, now that the t-stat is replaced the refrigerator is not cooling any ideas???

Manish Tripathi: WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR RELAY FOR WHIRLPOOL REFRIGRATOR 230 LTR

kidd Cyr: its a defrost problem you;l find many ways to fix your refrigerator on you tube for a defrost problem

kithp: I do appliance repair in Israel, Probably about 90% of the Women customers say "OMG look how dirty it is behind the fridge, can I clean it" Maybe 10-20% of the men say that :)

coldchester1: My Whirlpool parts kit came with TWO start up relays. One with an orange dot, the other with a black dot. What are the differences between the two?

Trajiq187: hey thanks for the vid i will give it a try tomorrow! My refigerator stopped working yesterdey after we missed electricity. The freezer is still working though, only the refrigerator is not cooling. That said, is it possible that its the start relay which is bad? I mean, is it possible that i bad start relay only affect the regrigerator and not the freezer? Please advice, thanks!

Valerie Thomas: You are a life saver

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James Worley: That is what is wrong with the Frigidare Model# FRS26ZPH that I picked up from a guy who was throwing it away! I took it apart today and cleaned it, cleaned the drain, checked the fans and found the problem with that part. The part number on the one that I have to replace is Part# 218721110 . Now to find it at a reasonable price!

RJC6490: ... really two minutes to move the refrigerator ... such a simple thing, like how are the wires attached to that 'starter relay' ... it's free ...

greatgambino: thank you so much for this video! you saved me from throwing out a 6 year old refrigerator that was hardly used. I know when u made this video you may have doubted how much value it would be, but to those of us in need of help in these difficult financial times, your video was a life saver!

Joseph Maya: @Mujahid1 I went a parts supplier and bought a start relay, replaced it and now my refrigerator is running a champ! Thank you very much!!! I thought I was going to have to buy a new one. I love DIY videos! :)

Joseph Maya: I just pulled off my start relay on my Whirlpool Refrigerator. It sounds just like the one in the video and stuff if falling out of it. It even smell burnt up. The parts stores are closed, so I'll track one of these relays down tomorrow.

momof3RN2b: Thanks a bunch for posting this video. You guys saved me the $85 service fee our local appliance repair company wanted just to LOOK at our fridge.

caiobabe: A bad compressor starter will cause the compressor to overheat and could possibly ruin the unit. Most repairmen DO NOT replace compressors. That fix alone is about half the cost of a whole new fridge. If you hear a clicking noise about every two to ten minutes and the compressor feels hot to the touch it would be wise to unplug the fridge so you do not cause further damage. One obvious way to know that the starter relay is bad is to remove it and give it a shake. If it rattles...it's bad.

ZuffaLtdDanaWhite: @Chalupa6059 meaning skip out all the b.s. unnecessary yip-yapping and the sad effort it takes to use 2-men to move an upright fridge lol... and get to he point.

TheGhettoGourmet: @scssimpson Glad you got yours repaired, but the appliance stores will rip you off as much as the repair man. The same part can be purchased online for $20 (and about $1.30 to manufacture). It's a shame manufacturer's won't repair a commonly breaking part or use better components. They want people to just buy a new fridge--or sell them a severely marked up part.
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