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1x ever couple of minutes. Before I replaced the board and after cleaning off the coils and plugging it, it was ever couple seconds.
Darn! But thanks for the information.
Before I followed your advice (to replace the compressor), I learned from add'l research that the compressor also has a overload (?) relay (part no WR07X10097) which should have been mentioned as a possible part to replace and not the much more expensive compressor. I'm glad I did as the compressor now operates and cycles on/off as expected. I am very not satisfied in your advice to simply replace the compressor.
No, you said, "Unfortunately the compressor itself would need to be replaced for this problem" (see above) and you never mentioned the less expensive relay that I could replace myself. I don't see how you can defend your earlier advice. I hope I get a refund for what I paid of that answer.
Again, the relay is part of the compressor itself. You can't even order the compressor without the relay coming with it. Can you replace the relay separately? yes. But I was primarily focusing on your original question of "do I have a bad board or a bad compressor" and I said the problem is not your control board, it's the compressor.
but, it's not the compressor! its the overload/relay which can be replace by a DYI and it's much less expensive than a compressor (that can't be replaced except by a repairman as it's a closed system. My point with you is that you should have suggested the overload/relay as something to check out and for that reason I am disappointed with your answer.
ok... enough said. I appreciate that you tried and I hope others who read this know that it might not be a compressor. Check the overload relay as a possible solution.