Part Location Diagram of 216594300 Frigidaire Compressor Start Relay
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Compressor Start Relay

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PartSelect Number PS426380
Manufacturer Part Number 216594300
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Won’t start | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer, Dehumidifier.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Kelvinator.
Part# 216594300 replaces these:
AP2113607, 446903, 3204486, 3204565, 5303210975, 5303273998, 5303290255
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The compressor would not run.
I removed the cover, used a multimeter to test the compressor circuit, and found the compressor start relay to be defective.
Ordered a new one and installed it when it arrived.
Other Parts Used:
  • Linda from Gurnee, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Compressor was short cycling
Removed the cowling with a square drive screw driver, removed the spring clip from the cover of the compressor controls with a screw driver, pulled off the old compressor start relay and replaced it with the new part. Since other problems could have caused the compressor to short cycle this was a "replace the part and hope it would work" since that would be the most common reason and it was not a very expensive part.
Other Parts Used:
  • Sherman from Tuttle, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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refrigerator stopped cooling
After the refrigerator stopped cooling, we determined that the problem was in the compressor area. we used a screwdriver to get the cover off and then vice grips to get the actual pieces out (start relay & overload)--they broke, but they were already broken). We went to the Home Depot site to purchase the parts, but found PartSelect to be much less expensive. Put the parts in when they came a few days later and it worked! thank you PartSelect!
Other Parts Used:
OVERLOAD
  • Lisa from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Freezer would not run ... replace the compressor start relay which fixed the problem
Pulled out the freezer. Unplugged. No freezer back cover was there. The compressor start relay was in a plastic encasement attached to the compressor - wires led me to it. Removed the solid metal spring with a screwdriver and removed the plastic cover. Tried to pull out the defective relay but the freezer was so old I needed a pliers to remove it. When I put pressure on the old relay with the pliers the relay broke and came off in pieces. I then removed the wires from the broken parts and put them on the new relay. I pushed the new relay onto the 2 pins then replaced the cover and spring. After plugging the freezer in the problem was fixed.
Other Parts Used:
  • Tom from CEDARTOWN, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Freezer was not freezing.
I removed the compressor start relay and replaced it with the new part. Initially it did not work. When I checked my work, I had to tighten the connector on the new part. Once I made the correction, the freezer is freezing normally again.
Other Parts Used:
  • Andre from ANDERSON, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dean
January 28, 2018
I moved a 1988 Gibson and now it trips the GFI, I plugged into non-GFI and tests showed no power at the compressor, but the door light works. Can you help?
For model number RT17F9WU3
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Hello Dean, Thanks for your question. You may want to test the compressor's start relay with a multimeter to see if it has continuity, and replace it if it shows no continuity. The part number for your model's relay is PS453311. I hope this helps.

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Alan
March 21, 2022
have a blue and white wire don't remember which one goes to starter relay? thanks Alan
For model number part#216594300
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Hello Alan, Thank you for your inquiry. We show that the white wire should go to the relay. We hope this helps and 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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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS426380
Manufacturer Part Number: 216594300
Brand
Model Number
Description
Frigidaire
15304-0A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
15304-7A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
157932A
Dehumidifier
Frigidaire
177040A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
177047A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
178040A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
178047A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
19844C
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire
19844D
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
Kenmore
25329111990
Freezer
Kenmore
25329711990
Freezer
Kenmore
25358300890
Dehumidifier
Kenmore
25358300891
Dehumidifier
Kenmore
25358400890
Dehumidifier
Kenmore
2538290511
Freezer
Kenmore
2538292611
Freezer
Kenmore
2538292681
Freezer
Kenmore
2538293611
Freezer
Kenmore
2538293681
Freezer
Kenmore
2538293911
Freezer
Kenmore
2538293981
Freezer
Kenmore
2538387702
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538387712
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538387722
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538387762
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538387782
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538387792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538389702
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538389712
Refrigerator
Kenmore
2538389722
Refrigerator
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