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Thanks. i will check the overload. i noticed that the timer gears dont seem to rotate after having it plugged in for 12 hours. would this also be tied to the overload?

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Timer is before the power to the compressor and overload protector and is unrelated with the exception that the power passes through the timer to the thermostat and then to the compressor. Power at the compressor indicates that the timer is supplying the power. The gears in the timer turn one cycle every 8 to 12 hours depending on the model of the timer.

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