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I have a westinghouse RS652M side by side fridge freezer. Worked great for 10 yrs in kitchen, now in shed & trips circuit breaker (clipsal safety switch) after 6 hrs of use. Compressor tank is ver

Unit has been faultless for 10 yrs, now since I moved it, it trips the Clipsal safety switch after about 6 hrs of use. Ive tried different powerpoints with same result.

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try replacing the capacitor. a bad start capacitor will not let it start under a load.

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If the unloading valve trips , which i think is the safety valve that tells me the compressor is pumping up past its maximum allowed pressure. that black switch should be the overload switch. check the amps of the wires going to the motor while its running and then look at the name plate of the motor to see the maximum amount of amps that the motor is allowed to draw.

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the start capacitor on the motor body is weak,the motor needs this component to over come the air pressure when cycling to re-build the low air pressure,change both the start and run capacitors when doing the start because the other run capacitor is just as old and it will soon fail

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