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So you say you can hear the compressor relay buzzing but the compressor won't start after it's warm? Can you recheck the model number,? It doesn't seem to come up
mfg date. 2001 . 07
compressor type: 25SSA (?)
It may be a 106, it is a small #, hard to read, looks like a 105, but my eyes are not what they used to be. ;-)
Yes the compressor fan is running.
I see a small black box sitting next to the compressor (but not attached to it) with a white and blue wire. both wires go to the small white box attached to the side of the compressor. Is that the relay you are referring to, or is it the white box attached to the compressor?
If the reply is bad, then why is it cycling on and off? why is the relay only a problem when the compressor is at operating temp? but when it cools down it works again. I would think if the relay is bad it would not work at all, cold or warm.
So are talking about me getting a "3-in-1" or " Hard start" unit?
Or is this kit something else?
Would it be a good idea for me to "hot wire" the compressor to see if it comes on with out the relay, or is that not a good idea?
(BTW I am a Power Lineman at the local utility, so I have better than average electrical knowledge)
Thanks for your help Bryan.
hopefully I can get parts on tuesday, we do have an appliance repair parts store here in town.
If you don't mind one more quick question. (promise last one ;-)
What is the small black box next to the compressor (not attached to it) with one white and one blue wire?
some type of rectifier, or interference suppression?
could it be part of the problem?
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