Excellent! I’m so glad it’s helping!
Hi Andrew, sorry I never saw this! I _think_ the BQP2 TY is the same part. If you look at the first picture my part says “BQP2 4.7 TY”. That said I don’t know for sure. I don’t think the starting resistance matters as much as the resistance once it heats up. If I wanted to test that, I’d put it in and make sure that after a few seconds the compressor is on and the relay has increased resistance enough to turn the coil off. The short answer is I don’t know, and hopefully you’ve figured it out by now one year later.
There are universal relay kits or you could jury-rig some other less expensive relay if you know the connections. Another option is to use a Supco 3-in-1 hard start kit, which I’ve used on one large freezer once that kept failing and had good results. Those kits are less susceptible to failing than the relays as I understand it. I’m no expert though, so you may want to do your research first.
Hi - it should only take a few seconds. 10-20 seconds sounds like too much, like it’s not stepping down for some reason.
Thanks! I’m glad this has helped some folks and I’m glad you got the part. I just checked that link and they’re no longer available. When I found them, they were five times as expensive as the other relay, but in the end the money might be worth it. I happened to have the other part, so thought I’d try the rebuild.