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Compressor won't start

Model 10659097993 compressor stopped, when I tapped on the relay box it started, the orange light in the power interrupter flashed and the compressor kept working, but I unplugged it to be safe, trying to determine if it is the run capacitor, the overload or the starting devie, I am thinking it is the starting device but want to be sure. Any advice is appreciated.

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Try dumping the compressor so it does not start under a load. sometimes the unloaders get stuck. you can do this by pulling the pin on the pressure relief or opening the bleader on the bottom of the compressor. Be careful when doing this because particals and water can be exausted when you do this.Capacitor can be tested but it has to be unloaded or you will get a bad shock. Some autopart stores check them if they offer the service.

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