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I have a Kenmore Elite side X side. MFG date of 4/2000. The Start Device is bad, (actually blew out,

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:52 AM
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I have a Kenmore Elite side X side. MFG date of 4/2000. The Start Device is bad, (actually blew out, frying the connectors on the white & Blue wires). The part #2188506 is reffering to part#8201799. This device does not look at all like the one that burnt. How much work is it going to be to change to the "updated" one? Should I just eliminate (by-pass) the run capacitor that was being used before, since the new part has one with it?

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I don't see where this part has a run capacitor. Actually these are simple to replace, the instruction sheet will tell you where the wires go.
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Thanks ABADFISH... I really appreciate the quick response... I guess I am o.k. with the run capacitor that is on there. I get 0 ohms when I checked it, is that o.k. ?
I checked the compressor between the posts, and I get 2.5 ohms, and 3.1 ohms.. As far as I can see from reading the similar posts here, that is o.k., is it?


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Yes, you are fine on both, replacing the bad ptc relay will fix the problem
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Thank You very much!!! This is a great web site because of people like you... . Thanks for your expertise and your time...


p.s. I saw the mention of the Fantasy Football on your message.... hmmmm... after I get the wifey calmed down about the fridge... ...


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Another good site is www.paythefan.com it's run by Terry Bradshaw, They pay $10,000 a week to the top peron for that week.
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Sounds like my kinda site.... Thanks again for the help!!! (replacing the start device fixed the fridge), now for some football......
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