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Freezer want run.

It has a wafer relay connected to the compresser. I replaced it and it ran a while till the compressr got hot. Now it trys to come on but want!

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I would try to get a relay with a capacitor. The easiest way to do this is to get what is called a 3 in 1 (relay, overload and capacitor). They are interchangeable with all refrig compressors, just make sure you hook it up correctly (there should be a diagram on the package). If that doesn't work, than unfortunately, you need a new compressor.

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