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The compressor starts, (or tries)for ~ 3 seconds, stops. retires ~ 15 seconds.

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You either have a problem with your compressor start relay/overload assembly.......or you have a bad compressor. You would need the model/serial number for the correct part. If the unit is out of warranty, a 3 in 1 hard start kit (Supco URCO41) can be installed. Disconnect unit from power prior to attempting repair, and follow the instructions with the part.
If the product is under 5 years, the compressor may still be under manufactures warranty. In that case attempting a repair would void the warranty.

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