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Thread: True kegerator compressor not kicking on, hard start kit maybe?

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    Default True kegerator compressor not kicking on, hard start kit maybe?

    Model Number: TDD-1
    Brand: other
    Age: More than 10 years

    I recently replaced the compressor on a True kegerator with the help of Rick on this forum. Here is the link to that thread.
    True TDD-1 kegerator, not getting cold - Page 6

    I just aquired another True Kegerator and the compressor is not kicking on. The condenser fan starts as does the evaporator fan inside the cabinet.
    I pulled the overload and relay and tested the compressor per this the instruction on this youtube video
    How To Test A Compressor - YouTube

    Everything tested worked perfectly. I have continuity between all 3 connections on the compressor(start, run and common). I don't have a short to ground either.

    I assume the compressor is locked up.

    What should my next step be?
    Would you recommend installing a hard start kit?

    Thanks.

    Slash

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    Once the compressor locks up that's about it for the compressor. Years ago I made a box that would break free locked rotors using a reversing switch and 220 VAC. The best that would do is buy some time. Replace the compressor if it's worth it.
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    Thanks for the quick reply Rick. That is a very cool box you built.
    I'll order another compressor tomorrow.

    Thanks again.

    Slash

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