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Old 01-23-2008, 09:54 PM
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Model Number: GD5PHAXLQ01   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator going on its 5th year of use. I have a clicking noise coming from the start device mounted on the side of the compressor. It will click about every minute or so and then again about 10 seconds later, repeating this cycle. It seems like it gives the compressor 10 seconds to start and then times out. It doesn't seem like it is starting, but the fan runs continuously. The ice in the freezer is starting to show signs of melting. Any advice? Replace the $40 start device or call the repair man? Thanks!

Also, the compressor feels very hot. Could this be the problem or maybe a thermostat? Thanks!


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Old 01-24-2008, 07:19 AM
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if it is < 5 years old, compressor is covered under W/P parts and labor warranty ! if you have not accidentally left doors open and overheated the compressor by mistake, then you should just shut unit off and allow compressor to cool and see if it comes back on ... ( also may want to check if the "condenser fan motor" is working as that will cause compressor to overheat and exhibit that condition you are detailing. If the compressor is bad then call FACTORY SERVICE .. if the unit is > 5 years old and compressor not working then try a "hard start kit" as that will give you the best chance of getting the compressor working and it is cheaper than a relay/ clixon from the manufacturer...
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:54 AM
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It was the start-dev. I got a new kit for $50 from a local appliance parts seller and that seemed to have fixed the problem. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:39 AM
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was it an original FSP or Whirlpool part or did the part # begin rco ?
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Not sure. The part number is 8201786 (START-DEV).
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Yes, now looking at the box, it says FSP.
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just curious if it works ?
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Yes, so far so good. When I shook the old part it sounded like shrapnel inside.
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Hello, just wanted to say thanks for sharing the great information. Last Saturday we heard a clicking noise from the kitchen. Sunday we woke up to a refrigerator that wasn't cooling, and water was coming out the freezer side onto the floor. It was indeed the start relay on the compressor that had fried. We took it off and took it apart, and it was burned. This also explains the burning smell! We ordered the part here, received and replaced it Tuesday, and we are back in business!

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