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Compressor goes off on overload. Replaced the overload relay,the ref. came down to temp. and would not restart. Installed a new start kit with overload and capacitor. Same results,came down in temp.but would not re-start on call from stat. It goes off on overload. I ohmed out windings and checked windings to case, seams O.K. Can you give me any advise? Tanks, Grandpoo

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.

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