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My maytag msd2456dew will not stay cool. the compressor is not running but the fans are. could it be the start relay?

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Do you have power at the compressor?
There is a PTC sensor connected to the pins of the compressor.
Be careful !! and check for power there.
If in doubt, call an electrician. There is a risk of an electric shock.
You should have live and neutral at the compressor pins; one will be switched through a PTC Sensor.
Hope this helps.

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