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Are you sure it is the thermostat that cut out your compresor?..because there is an over load device in the compressor that cuts off too that you may not know that it is cutting off.

if you can measure the voktage that is coming to the compressor. if it disappear as the compressor cut off, then the supply is the problem, but if the supply voltage does not disappear and your compressor cuts off, then the overload device is the one who cuts off..

i hope i was able to solve ur problem...

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Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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