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efjeld

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Hey guys, like the title says, I've got a BevAir kegerator and the compressor started short cycling last week. The compressor wants to start and kicks on for about 2 seconds then shuts off. I replaced the relay hoping it was a simple fix. That did not work and now I'm here asking for any ideas or input. If it's not a simple fix looks like a keeper is in my future. Thanks
 

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Assuming there is one, did you replace the start capacitor? If you used a "3 in 1" kit for the relay then you already did but if you just replaced the oem relay that start cap can cause issues...

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Thanks for the response. There is no start capacitor for this model. I used the factory replacement relay. There is an overload switch and unless anyone can provide anymore insight to this issue that will be the next "cheap" part to be replaced.
 
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Soooo...just an update. Installed new factory relay and overload. No go for that option. Tried the 3 in 1 kit and the compressor just clicked. I'm assuming a frozen compressor. Instead of nickel and diming a repair I bought a 10.2 cu ft freezer at Best Buy that I'll be converting to a keezer. Best Buy was by far the cheapest, currently a 7cu ft is $150 and the 10 cu ft is $200. The biggest challenge will be lugging that big heavy Beverage Air out of the basement. That mother is heavy!
 
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