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  • buttons336 Aug 27, 2008

    Power is there on contactor, coil voltage and high voltage??

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First check for power, to the contactor ,if no power then backtrack for power, If got power and nothing happens, the its the capicator out due to power surge, see if the capacitor is bulged on the top or bottom! Thank-you-very-much!

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