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I have a GE Fridge Model # GSS25JFMD WW. The compressor has stopped working completely. All other fans and lights seem to work but when I plug in the fridge the compressor will not start. I have been told it could be the overload, relay or capacitor. I pulled the capacitor and it looks fine. I attached my resistance meter to it and I saw the electical charge discharging so I think it may be ok. I tested all 3 pins that are attached to the overload and relay or PTC I guess they call it. All seem to have continuity to each other. I located the defrost thermostat behind the back panel wall in the freezer and it is spliced in with protective coating so I'm not sure if I should cut the wire to test continuity on the defrost thermostat or not. What should I do? I see no leaks on the evap coils, condensor coils or any of the other copper piping leading in or out of the compressor so I don't think it's a refrigerant leak of any sort. I'm not sure what the next step is.

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Pull the RTX overload out and shake it, if it rattles chances are good its defective and needs replace

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