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The compressor on my whirlpool side by side keeps tripping…

The compressor on my...

The compressor on my whirlpool side by side keeps tripping the thermal overload. when you first start it it will run for 10 seconds and kick off then after about a minute it kicks back on for 3-4 seconds

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

ED5HVEXVB01 MODEL 7 or 8 i think maybe 10

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If its doable

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This means that either your overload relay is weak or the compressor is going back. You can test the overload relay or compressor to know for sure which one is bad, so just replace the overload relay since it's much cheaper than a compressor. A compressor is about $650 to have replaced and requires a technician to replace so it may not be worth fixing at all, but that's about you. The overload relay is about $40 and below is a link to the part.

CLICK HERE for overload relay

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
how can i test the overload if possible i would like to do that instead of spending 40 bucks on something i will probably throw away if it is the compressor

You can't, that's the problem. As a technician we bring a 3 in 1 start device which is a universal overload relay to see if it'll work, and if so we'll order the OEM overload relay for the compressor.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
understood its one of those damned if you do and damned if you don't itemsthanks for the help
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