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I have an Amana bottom freezer frigerator. The

I have an Amana bottom freezer frigerator. The compressor attempts to kick on but won't. Could the capacitor or relay or what be wrong? Any help would be nice.

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Possibly a bad relay/overload or shorted run capacitor.If it was built between 2002 and 2005 it may be a bad compressor in which case you would want to check the warranty for possible coverage.
 the relay/overload and run capacitor plug right into the compressor on the left hand side.
 IF it isn't under warranty and the Oem part won't get it going pick up a 3in1 hard start for it they are easy to install and will get it working for you.

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