IH 111 freezer running in basement since 1951-1952 in south central Washington State, stopped running 1 March 2018. 3 March 2018 : unplugged, cleaned out, re-plugged in, compressor hummed as if to start, stopped after ~ 30 seconds; compressor housing removed, temp control removed & cleaned, start relay removed, all wire screws re-tightened, no corrosion observed on overload protector or motor compressor terminal posts, lead-in harness checked for abrasions, slight accumulation of dusk vacuumed from coils, temp control set to 7, plugged in, compressor started and ran for 6 hours, turning down to setting 2, compressor observed to cycle "normally", continues to run on setting 2 after ~ 24 hrs (4 March 2018). I will admit to more ignorance than knowledge with regards to mechanical devices, I do have a few multi-meters and did set them on the Ohm function and followed a few protocols that, if I was doing the right thing, suggested "no" problem. Question 1: how should I test components? Question 2: since we will move in the next 1 to 2 years is there an interest in the IH community interested in this beast? Configuration of 1951 house suggesting low probability this unit was placed in basement after house was completed. New basement entry would permit removal of unit; if, it could be brought up a flight of concrete steps. I have complete set of pictures of unit.