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is refrigerator running now at you replaced the relay? the plug is for nd ice maker if you wanted to put one in.
Hi and thanks for your help. A little background on me... although I'm not experienced in appliance repair, I was an electronics tech in the Navy for 23 years.
The refrigerator is not working right now. I have the service manual, and I tested the start relay I bought and it tests good. However, the start capacitor appears to test bad. The service manual says that when you use an ohm meter, the reading should be a low resistance at first, that slowly climbs toward infinity as the capacitor charges. My capacitor shows an infinite resistance immediately, even with the meter at its lowest setting. That leads me to believe that the capacitor has failed "open". So, I ordered a replacement capacitor and should have it by Saturday at the latest.
Learning from you that the 2-pronged connector (blue and white wire) is for an ice maker is a huge help (and a relief). Once I receive the start capacitor, I will install it and test the fridge.
Thanks very much for the quick response. Unfortunately, the two connection points on the relay in the picture I provided aren't labeled L or C. On the relay itself, the bottom lug has a "2" next to it, but the top lug only has a long number next to it. Referencing the picture I provided above, please let me know which one is the line and which is the common. Once I know that, I should be all set. My fear is that if I get this wrong, I will fry the relay, the cap, or God forbid, the compressor.