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LG Refrigerator Compressor Start Relay Madness

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Every now and then, you run into a real CF when you're trying to order a part to fix an appliance. A case in point is trying to get a start relay kit for some models of LG refrigerators, such as the LFX25960ST.

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Grand Master kdog, adept extroidinaire of all things appliance repair, explains how to de-frak this mess:

I had the exact issue with the same model # before - this got me out of it.

The components do not all show up on the literature - at the time I was working for a very large company that had alot of pull with LG and I begged them to contact LG to correct this issue for future folks that get caught.

I did not replace the capacitor as it was not required

One of the prongs on the relay will just be unused - no biggie, I knew this because i was sent to the fridge with a control board that had been ordered and overnighted (very costly delivery) - just to find out there was no issue with the board, can't just look at the lady and say I need to order parts again (no fridge!), rummage around in truck and find replacement by eyeball matchup (no app for that).

I should expand on that a bit - I recognized the particular model of Embraco compressor that I have seen many times in W/P built fridges and went from there.

Relay terminals are all numbered

Here's the link to the start relay you need ==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Relay-and-Overload-Kit/4387835/586449

Source: LG Fridge Model# LFX25960ST, Totally Stumped!