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It sounds like the compresser or something clicks on for 2-3seconds then off and 20 seconds later it clicks on again on off on off

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    Michael Youngman May 11, 2010

    What's the model and make of your unit? Smaller units usually don't have high or low pressure controls, so knowing what you have would be good info for me to look at your schematic.

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Over load and relay is bad try a new one if that dont work go to parts store and get a 3 in 1

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