I have a Whirlpool model #ET21GKXHW00 that had the relay switch go bad (neither fridge nor freezer was cooling, fan was working, compressor was warm, unit clicked every couple of minutes, relay rattled when I removed it... this is how I diagnosed the problem). I just received the new relay switch and overload today (part #4387913
). I snapped the overload on with little effort, but it seems like I can't get the relay switch itself pushed in all the way. Is this normal? The old switch was on very tight and I had to use a screwdriver to pry it off, so I'm thinking is might be normal to have to apply a bit of pressure to get the switch on all the way, but I want to be sure before I force it. Now granted, I am a 41yr old female, so I'm no bodybuilder, but I'm not a weakling either
. I just want some advice on how to make sure this switch is on as far as it will go (right now, there is a couple millimeter gap between the back of the terminal where they protrude below the overload and the front of the relay switch.. not sure if this is ok/normal or not... I don't want to plug it back in and burn my house down or anything). Any help would be appreciated... thanks!