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    Recently worked on a dip in freezer. When I arrived, compressor was extremely hot. Put amp clamp around the Overload wire and restarted compressor. On start up, I read 17.9 amps. It dwindled down for about 3-4 seconds, ending at 17 amps. The overload popped.

    Sometimes the compressor would run... getting 18.6 LRA, but only having 2.0 FLA.

    Would this be a sign of bad start companants?

  2. #2
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    Sounds like a bad capacitor.

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    I would check the start Capacitor as stated.

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