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The compressor is not running but the power is still on

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The relay on the compressor may be at fault / but do ck the main board it is nire common the fault .. mm

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Compressor doesn't sound as if it is running...power light is on ...is there a reset button for compressor? I have a kenmore chest freezer model #16949


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Sorry, no reset but if the compressor is not running, it could be the thermostat as well. You will need a VOM meter to check to see if power is reaching the compressor.
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Lennox Diplomat 10AC48-1P, outdoor fan runs compressor will not kick on. Replaced contactor, still no compressor. Could there be an issue with dual capacitor or start capacitor that would prohibit the...


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check light inside .on? you got power. check compressor in back on? if no then you probably have a bad stat. open door and look inside for numbered dial. turn max hot to max cold back and forth. if compressor comes on you need a new stat probably. remember only a stat a compressor on these units. if its hot stat should send power to compressor. if power is arriving at compressor and not running then start relay and or start cap are probably bad. but if compressor is running and still no cool then your probably out of freon. unfortunitly these boxes are made with steel tubing in the cabinets. when you move them lots of times the tubing rusts and ruptures. then your all done. new freezer time. they are sealed to the point there are not even a place to apply gages to check charge. you can gently remove power and then stat and jump thermomstat to take it out of equation and if compressor runs you need a new stat. constant power comes in one side of the stat and when the sensing tube is heated it closes the points to the outlet side and puts power to the compressor. there may also be a ground wire usually green be sure to observe which two are power in and power out. usually side by side. good luck

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