This DIY repair guide explains how to replace the compressor start relay on a freezer. The compressor start relay helps start the freezer compressor. A broken relay—which may rattle when you shake it or have burn marks—can keep the compressor from running. Replace the compressor start relay with the manufacturer-approved freestanding freezer part.
Follow these steps to replace the compressor start relay on common Kenmore, Frigidaire, Crosley, Gibson, White-Westinghouse and Kelvinator chest freezers.