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My kenmore 19.7 cu.ft. chest freezer is not running and the compressor is hot

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Place a volt meter set for amp draw around one wire of the compressor. If you do not have a constant amp draw replace the start relay on the compressor.
If you do have a constant amp draw the compressor is bad or you have a refrigerant leak.

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