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Replace the overload/relay which is plugged onto the side of the compressor . Easily replaceable with only 2 or 3 wires . Take your model number so you get the correct part .

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Unfortunately, I can tell if the compressor is bad by feeling how hot it is. You should be able to touch it and will be almost a bit cooler than hot. If it is not running and your compressor is really hot, I am sorry but your compressor is bad.

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