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Compresser lock not working

I have a unit not working the compressor seems to be lock all voltages and everything reads correct. i was told to put in a quickstart by the compressers leads . is that correct?

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First is the compressor very hot if yes may be seized if no the starting relay maybe defective yes by installing a 3in one relay you have trhee wire a red a black a nd a white look on the package when you get it you will see 3 pins showing where to conect the wires the red is run the black is start and the white is common then the two othe wires are your power lines that should work i use theese all the time they cost me aprox 15.00 dollars get the one 1/4 to 1/3 hp thanks from gilles

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