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I think the compressor stopped running which is hot to the touch. The fan is running constantly and some clicks are heard every so often. I read about possible heater gone bad or a starter relay bad but don't know where these components are located. Is there a web site that has schematics?

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Usually a bad start relay.. that is the part attached to he side of the compressor that is clicking..

If you replace that, and it still clicks, then your compressor is bad..

That is exactly what an expert technician (like me) will do.

-Perry

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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