It wouldn't surprise me if the moisture inside the compressor was able to "dry out". Now the compressor is seized and may have blown the fuse. Most likely, you'll need to replace the compressor/dryer.
If you're looking for more of a permanent fix, I'd say do the coil conversion. For less than just the compressor, you could be done with it forever:
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 AT 3:53 PM