Vos bouches est ouverte, mais votre cerveau est fermé, JW.
Il vaut mieux d'être pensé un imbécile qu'ouvert votre bouche et enlève tout le doute.
(Did u know I'm a cajun by birth?)
On small compressors, the start winding is powered only during the first few seconds, then power is switched to the run winding. When this switching relay fails, the compressor will just hum for a few seconds and then click off on the overload. The compressor will also do this if it has seized or from low voltage at start up or a blown capacitor. With a failed relay the compressor rotor may start to move and pump for a few seconds or it could just remain stationary. In either case the windings draw high amps and trip off on the external or internal overload after a few seconds. Due to the design and location of these starting relays, it can be difficult to determine if the problem is the starting relay or the compressor without actually replacing the relay, but replacing a relay is much easier and less costly then a compressor replacement. In many cases it's cheaper to buy new equipment then a compressor replacement, but not on a 27" counter-depth side by side.