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Troubleshooting OLD Victory fridge compressor
Hi all! Background: I have a 1940s Victory commercial built-in fridge with remote compressor (in the basement) that has suddenly gone warm. It was completely overhauled less than 5 yrs ago... new compressor, fan, lines, etc. The fan is working, but the compressor clicks after I unplugged and plugged it back in. I guess it's the starter, capacitor, or compressor. Is this something I can troubleshoot myself or should I just bite the bullet and hire it out? Shouldn't these things last longer than five years? I think the last one was over 30yrs old. Thank you for any guidance. C
Further info: I believe this is an "air-cooled" compressor, in that there is a fan constantly on cooling off the compressor. The compressor was fairly hot when I first discovered this, but the fan was on.
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