Depends on why it died. Could be a simple capacitor, could be a motor,
could be the compressor. Invest $75 to $100 or so in a service call to find
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Call a service person for the particular brand that youhave - It might
help to provide a little more information, it might just be a fuse for
$2.00 or a whole new compressor for several thousand $$$$$ or anywhere
Uh, did you check the circuit breaker? Perhaps it has a
fuse or two, could be outside on the wall or at your
main electrical panel. Many service calls I go on, I
find something turned off, unplugged or tripped breaker.
This usually falls into 2 categories; 1 a bad condenser, which is an
easy DIY if you can be trusted to cut the power before taking the
cover off, and 2 something serious that calls for a pro. I always
change the capacitors(s) first, most of the time it fixes it. There is
a 3rd possibility, the cooling fan motor can go, a bit more difficult
to diagnose, but not much harder to fix.
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