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Whirlpool Refrigerator Model ED5PHEXMB00

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I have a Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerator Model #ED5PHEXMB00. Saturday I had a burnt smell. Now this morning(Monday) it wasn't working. I hear a fan running and the compressor sounds like it clicks on but then a couple of seconds later kicks itself back off. I was told by the local repair store that it was a relay but they never looked at it just by my description. I then called a couple of local repair stores and they told me it might be the condescensor(sp?). I'd appreciate any help.

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How can you tell if it's the compressor and not the relay? If I test the relay and it's bad would that mean problem solved or the compressor could've caused it. I'm a mechanic in a mail room so I have basic wiring and mechanical abilities but have never messed with appliances.

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The Start Relay may "rattle" when shaken, if it's bad

Could OHM the (3) Compressor pins..

should be about 3 OHMs to 12 OHMs from each other and infinite to chassis (ground)

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I replaced the start relay which was pretty burnt looking. The compressor is runnning now. How long before I should notice a difference in the fridge/freezer. It feels as if a little air is coming up but I'm not sure if it's enough to cool down the fridge or freezer.

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Give it several hours

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may take 24 hrs if Fridge was at room temperature

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My fridge is cooling now thanks for your help. Just one more question my kit looked like the first picture that you posted. On the relay I took off there was a black piece on the back that had two spades that fit into the relay. What exactly does this do? Was I supposed to reconnect it?

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That piece is a "run capacitor" and can be roconnected just as it was on the other relay. Your unit will run fine w/o it. It just

helps your compressor run a little more efficiently.

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Will the old one still work with the prongs burnt a little bit? Is there a way I can test this to see if it's still usable?

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