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Hello, the first thing to check would be the capacitor, if it looks bulged or discolord replace it. Also, discharge the capacitor with a insulated screwdriver and check it's microfard rating with a multimeter, take your meter leads to each terminal on the capacitor if don't get the proper microfarad rating that is printed on the capacitor then replace it. If you have a dual capacitor there will be a HERM, COMMON, FAN? In this case just check from HERM to common. If that checks out good and you have power to the compressor then most likely your compressor has failed electrically and should be replaced. Also check the contactor coil and make sure it is getting power on each side of it.

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