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61005518 Whirlpool Refrigerator Relay & Overload Replacement

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SKU: APN61005518    
Condition: New
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Replacement relay and overload used on some Amana, Crosley, Magic Chef, Maytag and Whirlpool refrigerator models.

Directly Replaces: 61005518, 1194680, AH2004057, EA2004057, PS2004057, AP4009659.


  • Approx. 1.5"W x 1.75"L x 1.75"H.
  • 0.09375 lbs.

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61005518 Whirlpool Refrigerator Relay & Overload Replacement


Repair Skill Level:

3 Screwdrivers

The start relay works with the start winding to start the compressor, which is what cools the unit.

Failure Symptoms: When the start relay is defective, the compressor may not run at all or may not run enough to keep the unit consistantly cool.

How to Test: Measure continuity* between the run and start terminal sockets using a multimeter. If there is no continuity or if the relay has a burnt odor, it should be replaced.

*Continuity is the presence of a complete path for current flow. A continuity test is a quick check to see if a circuit is open or closed. Only a closed, complete circuit (one that is switched ON) has continuity.

*Continuity testing should be attempted only when voltage is NOT present in the circuit being tested. Always unplug the device or turn off the main circuit breaker before attempting a continuity test. Ensure that all capacitors are safely discharged.

Repair Tip: Compressor overloads are designed to protect against excessive current draw and overheating. If found to be faulty, make sure the condenser coil is clean and all connections are tight when replacing.

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