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Compressor not working

Our compressor was not working so I looked on your website for hints and we did a few of them. Finally we uncovered the defrost switch from the black putty and tapped it a few times and the compressor began to work. We put it all back together and of course it won't work now. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    It keeps running, but no water is collected.

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Anonymous

I got it!
Just put the defrost switch away. Maybe it's out of order, and reports a wrong temperature. Or go to get a new one.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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