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Maytag dehumidifier 5 years old 45 pint

Unit fan runs fine except the compressor won't come on. Unit looks like new.
Is there a schematic available showing voltage outputs at various points on the circuit?

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Might try Manual @

http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/dehumidifiers/helpcenter/ownersmanuals/fedders/

Units has had its shelf life,Throw away is probable

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