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The compressor tried to star but it quit right away; thank you

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Your start capacitor is probably cooked. It is replacable ... but be careful ... it MIGHT still be charged when you remove it.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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    Thanks for the 4 thumbs up ... good luck with your repair ...

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