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Compressor Stopping When I turn my Frigidaire chest freezer on, the compressor will run for about 5-10 seconds, then stop. Freezer, in turn, can't cool. Please help?

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Compressor is running overloaded possible problems bad relay/overload /capacitor dirty or clogged condensers if the unit uses a condenser fan suspect a bad fan. and defective thermostats are notorious for short cycling. id check the coils first and if dirty clean up maybe that can be the major problem.

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