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What does the overload relay and capacitor does.

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HI. This device regulates the on/off function of the actual compressor unit that is located on the bottom section of your unit. This allows the correct voltage that is need for optimal operation of the compressor motor. The relay and capacitor are one. They are connected together on most units, separate on some. the capacitor stores the voltage and, the relay regulates the on/off functions, via control board(main).

If The relay and capacitor are malfunctioning, Your unit will not cool properly, and the compressor will not run as well.

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