Part Location Diagram of 297237702 Frigidaire Compressor Start Relay
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Compressor Start Relay

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PartSelect Number PS3502347
Manufacturer Part Number 297237702
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Compressor Start Relay Specifications

The start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed. Note: This part has been updated by the manufacturer. It may differ in appearance but will still function the same as the original.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Won’t start | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Kelvinator.
Part# 297237702 replaces these:
AP5306469, 241527801, 241527803, 297237800, 5304492394, 7297237800
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there is electrical surge from Pacific Gas and electric.
There is PG and E employee working in one of the electrical post that cause the electric surging,there is a 3 big bang then we smell burning wire.it blew and burned the compressor relay,so what i did is figure it out, all 2 refregirator fan is running the heater is working,but its not cooling, when I touch the compressor there is no vibration,so all i did is removed the compressor relay, and I found out that the wire is burned and melted the connector, i order the relay from parts select and install it.1.remove the capacitor and install it to the new relay. 2.put a new connecrtor from the wire.3. install the compressor relay.easy as 1,2,3.
Other Parts Used:
  • Reynaldo from SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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It was making a clicking, chirping sound every two minutes
Took me weeks to find the noise after I checked everything electrical in the house including replacing all batteries. Finally, an electrician isolated it to the refrigerator.

Frigidaire Model FRS26LH5DS9 Found several YouTube videos for reference.

Replaced the Run Capacitor and Compressor Start Relay.

Unplug and remove the back panel. On the bottom left side, detach the two old parts together from the compressor. Use a large flat screwdriver to pry them out. (They are held in place with a wire you must first remove.) Plug one new part onto the other and then insert it as one part.

Easy Peasy. The hardest part is getting your hand in a small space and putting back the wire that holds them in.

Don't call a repairman - fix it yourself....
Other Parts Used:
Run Capacitor - 120V
  • ARTHUR from INDIO, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Compressor wasn’t starting most of the time
I had a repairman here and after spending 350 dollars after 4 visits and parts, I decided to try it myself. I ordered a compressor start relay and a run capacitor. Replacement took all of 15 minutes and now runs again for the first time in a month. Thank you Parts Select. You’re the best!
Other Parts Used:
Run Capacitor - 120V
  • Jerry from BONNE TERRE, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Compressor motor not starting/running
Unplugged freezer, used digital multimeter to test defrost thermostat, temperature sensor, start/run capacitor and start/run relay for compressor motor. Found ohms values for start/run capacitor to be out of range and carbon traces on relay base where capacitor connects. Replaced capacitor and relay. Plugged freezer in and compressor immediately started running. On mid-range temp setting, empty freezer, temperature alarm light went off in 3 hours. Freezer has been functioning properly since repair was made. My husband is a licensed elevator mechanic with a background in electrical troubleshooting. He tested the components and completed the repairs.
Other Parts Used:
Run Capacitor - 120V
  • Kimberly A from DAYTON, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Compressor not running, freezer and fridge warming up
Tested the start relay and capacitor with a multimeter and determined they were both bad (thank you, YouTube!). Ordered both here and they arrived in 4 days. It took me less than 15 minutes to install both; the appliance is working better than ever! The parts were very easy to access and replace.
Other Parts Used:
Run Capacitor - 120V
  • Michael from LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Not a original factory direct replacement part
The housing is not the same where the wires attach. I had to cut off the plastic shroud around barbs on start relay to accept the original larger wire end Fittings.
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  • Robert from GULF SHORES, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Scott
October 1, 2017
When compressor tries to start up there is a click after 3-4 secs and then it shuts down...after 3-5 mins repeat
For model number FRS26BH6CS5
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Hello Scott, thank you for contacting us. This would be the start relay. Good luck with the repair!

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Joseph
December 2, 2017
Fridge sounds like it wants to start. Will click and surge to start for up to three minutes. Starter relay?
For model number PLHS269ZCB3
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Hi Joseph, Thank you for the question. It would be the Start Relay, Part Number: PS3502347 or the Run Capacitor, Part Number: PS3495561. The Capacitor helps the compressor kick on and off and the start relay briefly boosts the compressor, and then shuts off as soon as the motor gets up to speed. You can replace both parts or test them with a Multi Meter to check for correct resistance. Hope this helps!

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Terry
September 21, 2017
Every time my fridg. Wants to Star up, it like surges power for about 10 minutes ( 2 seconds on then 2 seconds off) before the motor stays on full pushing the cold are out. Is this the part i need? Normally the fridg. Would just start up at first try.
For model number FRS26H5ASB9
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Hi Terry, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this part should fix the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Tim
September 23, 2019
I have been given the following part number for the repair 4387913, but the part looks identical the part that I found here for the question that I am asking on. I would like the overload relay, capacitor, but the part number referenced above makes me a little nervous to order it since it looks so different than the one that I found.
For model number 106.63289301
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Hi Tim, Thank you for your question. This would not be the correct start relay device listed for your refrigerator. The part number listed under your model number for the compressor start relay is PS12584621. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Candido
November 28, 2019
What starter relay number is compatible to that Kenmore refrigerator model. The relay i have here has number 297259507 (this is busted).
For model number 970R424133
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Hello Candido, Thank you for the question. Sadly, we do not have any information on the model number you provided. Could you please verify the number you provided us with? If it is correct, I recommend contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they could provide you with a part number, and then you are always welcome to check back to see if we carry the part. Hope this helps!

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Roger
June 17, 2022
The freezer quit freezing. Stuff thawed out. Sounded like it was having a hard time kicking on. Compressor out?? Or Relay??
For model number Fridgedaire Gallery
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Hello Roger, thank you for your question. The Relay PS3502347 or Run Capacitor - 120V PS3495561 are the culprits. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Pamela
August 15, 2023
Frig and top freezer will not get cold r freeze
For model number Fftr2021ts8
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Hello Pamela, thank you for asking. According to our research, you may need to check the compressor start relay, part number PS4704897, to fix the issue. We hope this helps!

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Sheila
September 12, 2019
How to unplug relay switch
For model number 970-671023
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Hi Shelia, thank you for your question. You should just be able to unplug them however if it is a little too secure you can use a flat head screw driver to help push the wires from the terminals. Good luck with your repair.

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Tom
January 18, 2020
The freezer motor keeps turning on and off...it blows cold air but struggles to stay on. will this part fix the issue or any other suggestions
For model number plhs269zcb3
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Hello and thank you for writing. It certainly sounds like it could be a faulty run capacitor PS3495561 and/or possibly a faulty start relay PS3502347, you should check for signs of damage, and replace if necessary. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Trish
February 28, 2019
Is there a trick to getting the plug out of the old one? We are afraid to break it in case the old part is fine.
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Hi Trish, thank you for your question. You should just be able to unplug them however if it is a little too secure you can use a flat head screw driver to help push the wires from the terminals. Good luck with your repair.

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