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Fan runs, but when compressor starts to run, you can here it trying to start up but then falls off and 30 seconds later it tries again and falls off again. It does not kick the breakers out. Duo Therm Quick Cool 15,000

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  • rwatson586 Aug 01, 2008

    Thanks,I found a burnt wire on top of capacitor.

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The compressor has a safety switch under the cover where the wires connect to it. That's what is kicking out. You should check the capacitor connected to the start winding. Check the wires where they connect to the compressor. A burnt off wire for the run terminal will cause these symptoms. If that's all good, it's being fed correctly on all 3 terminals, the compressor has stalled and will probably never start again. You can try a "hard start" kit, but not on a Scroll compressor (read the label). They aren't designed to survive that.

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