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Compressor not running

I have voltage on the compressor but its not starting its pulling thirteen amps on the 120 volt line is the compressor gone or is it the start components

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    compressor not starting up ???

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Try replacing the relay.

I would get a universal relay, if it doesn't start keep the relay for your new Ref. if needed.

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