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Can a compressor be replaced without a service tech?

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Hi, No, You need special equipment to do this...
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About the only thing you can do without a service tech looking at the unit is to check the capacitor. If it is bulging it has blown and you'll need a new one. If you are not comfortable working with electricity I'd take it to someone because, even unplugged, you could get harmed or worse just from handling the capacitor.
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