Finally, found out today, it was the inverter system,(Owner error)
the fellow set his inverter in a standby mode this past winter, supposedly, the inverter would allow for a small momentary current surge to allow the compressor to start but would not allow for more than 1amp to run thus bypassing the defrost cycle while allowing the timer to still run. I told him the nite I put this on here to plug in a drill or saw to see if they would run, apparently he waited a week to try it, found out they wouldn,t. He took that circuit off standby mode
and low & behold the fridge works like it is surposed to.
MORAL TO THE STORY: If youare working in the boonies make sure
appliance in serviced by public utility, so you don't have to troubleshoot the power source too!