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Kenmore chest freezer.

Compressor is short cycling on its thermal overload. About every 5min. it runs about 8seconds then cuts out. Its full load amp rating is 1.5 amps and its drawing 12 amps. Locked rotor is 13amps. Is it possible for it to draw that many amps if it is low on refrigerant to the point it's not cooling the compressor. Or is it most likely the compressor has seized.

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Most likely a bad compressor. You could try a new relay on it first.

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