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Dead Compressor both fans are working but compressor shut down and won't restart.

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Take cover off compressor electrics and check start device ok and not burnt out. if compressor is warm to touch, indicates faulty compressor. take all electrics off compressor and check for continuity thro windings.
also check for power to compressor - if no power, indicates fault in board

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