Overload/Relay

2001 Sears Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator made by Whirlpool(Model#10650202993):Not Cooling at all, clicking sound can be heard in the back of the refrigerator, The Compressor Relay has gone out, Part#4387535. I installed a new one, worked great.
Compressor relay & overload assembly
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Issued: April 21, 2005 16:31:28 PDT
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9 Comments

  1. My 4-year-old LG fridge needs a new “overload relay”. I already removed the original relay, which definitely had the classic “broken pieces sound” when you shake it. Like when a light bulb dies and the filament breaks.
    I should have taken a picture of the relay while it was still connected to the wires, because now I don’t remember which wires to connect to each part. I have purchased replacement kit part (#4387535)
    Here is a link to photo of the 2 parts I need to connect RED, BLUE, BLACK wires to.
    As you can see in the photo, the brown part has 4 metal connectors (I don’t know what else to call them), and each is numbered (1, 2, 3, 4) I remember that 2 of the colored wires go to 2 of these connectors. And the 3rd colored wire goes to the white part in the photo.
    The part came in a plastic bag with no instructions. I’m sorry I don’t know the technical terms. If anyone can help with straightforward instructions, I can get my fridge running again!! Thanks!

  2. Hi,
    Your LG uses a different type of relay/overload than the #4387535
    Whats the model# of your refrigerator? Its located inside the refrigerator on the upper walls or ceiling.
    Jake

  3. Hello,
    I have a whirlpool side by side.
    I purchased an overload/relay online but it did not come with instructions.
    The old O/R was a white box with a red and white wire. I now have a black/white 1 pronged piece, a black 4 pronged piece (prongs numbered), a clip of some sort and a big black housing.
    What do I do with this stuff? I have scoured the internet looking for instructions but to no avail. I found this info out from another website but the links pointing to “how to” did not have this info on them.
    Help!?!?!? :)

  4. Whats the part# of the part you received?
    What company did you buy it from?
    Whats the model# of your refrigerator? Its located inside the refrigerator section on the right side upper wall.

  5. Hi Jake,
    Part: 4387835 (according to the plastic it came in)
    Refrigerator: GD5LHGXLT02
    Online appliance part store, the name escapes me as I don’t have that written down with me. I remember paying the overnight shipping fees though. lol :(
    Thank you,
    Wick

  6. Ok, then you got this same one as in this blog article I posted.
    This one doesn’t come with instructions.
    Its very easy to install, just put the white overload part on first on the single compressor pin, then the brown relay on the double compressor pins.
    Then put the red wire on the white overload part, and the white wire on the left side of the brown relay part.
    You don’t need that big black box cover part that comes with it.

  7. Thank you so much!
    I assume I connect the white wire to the left side prong that is associated with the pin, which I think is the on on the bottom.
    Again… I appreciate your help and I hope this works!
    Wick

  8. Yes, white wire goes on left side of relay prong. Bottom or Top either one, just as long as its on the left side.

  9. Hi Jake,
    Hope you’re still active on this site :)
    I’m in the same situation except with a Whirlpool model: ED5PHEXMQ00
    Same part with no directions (4387835).
    I think I understand where to plug the white overload (to the bottom compressor pin) and the black relay (two top pins), but I’m unsure as to how to hook up the wires. I have one red wire and two white wires. One of the white wires looks like it runs to the fan motor. Can’t see exactly where the other one runs to. If you or anyone could help me, I’d be so grateful.

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