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Refrigerator has no power to start relay of capacitor

I replaced the start relay and then realized there was no power to the start relay and no power to the capacitor. I do have power to the fan and it is running

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    hughftmalone Feb 20, 2012

    wrong category sorry

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    hughftmalone Feb 20, 2012

    Thanks for hte respond.. Would the secondary power supply be made up of components on the main control board.. looking at the schematic it shows AC lines going directly to the run cap starter relay and overload components around the compressor.

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If you have no power to the relay you are missing the stand by power , you need to check voltage from the secondary power supply , you need to have 12vdc at the relay

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