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My Gibson Upright Freezer compressor sparks and runs for 2-3 seconds and shuts down.
What do you expect might be the problem?

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Sounds like the compressor motor is shorted out.

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You could have burnt pins on the compressor terminals. You might need a dremell grinder to clean them up, plus a new start device kit.
If you have an ohmeter, check the compressor pins for a short to ground.
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You could have burnt pins on the compressor terminals. You might need a dremell grinder to clean them up, plus a new start device kit.
If you have an ohmeter, check the compressor pins for a short to ground.
I will do both. I have Ohmeter but not that good with it. What pins do I use?

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