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Stops working after a week then will work again

It will work fine the the over load kicks it off after a week if you turn it off then on you can hear the over load click if i leave it off for a few days it will work again for about a week or 2 then do it again took relay and overload off and they look fine and working at this time could it be a bad overload or relay if not should i check the draw of the comp when it acts up and what should the max draw be?                                                                                                              thank you

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Re: stops working after a week then will work again

It sounds like the compressor is starting to get a little worn out and needs some assistance starting. This is achieved by adding a start capacitor via a Supco RC0810 3n1 start device.

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Dont forget to vote and goodluck, need more help contact me and if you are in Perth Australia, I can have a look at it.

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