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Compressor starts then stops after 5 seconds

Hi my old electrolux freezer stopped working, the compressor starts and runs for about 5 seconds, then shuts down, it tries again after a short time but does ther same, its a model tf 1040, if its the starter relay are they still available Regards

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Probably a bad start relay. Change it out. If it still fails after that. Bad compressor.

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Yes you can order what they call a 3n1 it replaces the relay on your compressor but no guarantee it will work when installed as you could have locked rotor in compressor. part # rco-410 call for parts 877-262-1479 but is a non refundable part.

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