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Whirlpool Refrigerator Model ED5PHEXMB00


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:05 PM

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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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

may be a bad Compressor Start Relay
one of these kits
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OR may be a bad Compressor


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

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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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

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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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

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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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Give it several hours
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:49 PM

may take 24 hrs if Fridge was at room temperature
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 05:52 AM

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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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:11 AM

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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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

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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