Stumped by this one. Saw an Electrolux Frig that did not provide power to the compressor. When plugged in the inverter tries to fire up the compressor and the compressor fan goes on for 5 sec before they fail and the display board beeps indicating a pwr failure. I checked the inverter as instructed in the Samurai's posting and it appeared fine so I thought I'd be replacing it. Before I did that I opened up the freezer door and magically the compressor fired up. When I closed the door the compressor would shut off and do what it did originally.
So...the compressor works only when the freezer door is open, the freezer was dropping in temp, the internal lights work, the evap fan did not come on (so warm fresh food section), and the front display numbers are not legible (only partial characters show).
Because the compressor fired up I did not replace the inverter. I figured the main board should be replaced so I switched it out but no change.
I walked away stumped.
Hate the feeling of defeat so any thoughts are appreciated.