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 Posted: Tue Jan 1st, 2008 03:56 pm
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JJ 109 wrote: I plugged it in, and as it has in the past it fires right up.  The running current started at around 3.5 A and tapered off to about 2.5 A.

I unplugged it after a minute or so and then plugged it back in and it would not start.  The current was about 18.5 A again.    WTF????

Is it possible the new PTC/Relay is also bad?  Is there a way to check it?

This thing is driving me nuts.
You can not unplug and replug right back in, the compressor will not start that quick.  Unplug for at least 15 minutes before you plug back in.  It could also be the cold control is trying to start back up too soon.  Let it rest for at least 15 minutes, plug it in, and if it starts and runs for a few minutes, unplug it again for 15 minutes and then plug it in again and see if it starts and runs ok.  Try it this way several times and if it will start and run this way, the compressor may be good.  You could also try a three in one hard start kit, if the compressor is having starting problems, you may be able to squeeze a few more months or years out of it that way.  Good luck.Himeros