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Condensor getting power but not running

Fridge is an '03. Not cooling or freezing. Used volt meter and condensor is getting power but not running. Fan runs.

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Bad overload/relay (part plugged onto the compressor ) Remove and make sure there is contunity between all 3 compressor terminals . See if there is continuity between the terminals and the copper tubing ( indicates a bad compressor ) . If all checks ok , then replace the o/relay .

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