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  1. #1
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    Compressor not coming on

    When I turn the a/c on, sometimes the compressor kicks on and sometimes it doesnt. Either way the condenser fan will turn on. Somtimes I can turn the thermostat up and then back down again and after a couple times of doing this it will kick on. It will also run all day as long as its set low enough ( 71 ) where it cant reach that temp. Any Ideas? Thanks

  2. #2
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    Lots of ideas but then again, I'm a trained service tech. So I guess the best idea is to call one to investigate your problem. I could post a long list of maybes but that would just lead to confusion so a service tech is your best bet. Hope you get a good one.
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  3. #3
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    Thats the way a/c talk

    It's saying.. call the man, call the man!

    You will be in bigger trouble when it quits talking to you

  4. #4
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    Yea I know but with the heat here I have to wait a couple days. And I cant sleep very well when its 80.

  5. #5
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    try a hammer on the side of the compressor

  6. #6
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    Could it be the run capacitor?

  7. #7
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    could be a number of things, but you can have a hell of a bill by just putting on parts that some guys on the internet tell you it could be. It is very possible all the parts in your A/C are fine and you just need an additional part to help it start. Or it could simply need to be serviced. Did you have your annual checkup done this spring to help ensure smooth operation through the hot weather this yr? Or did you just fire it up now that it got hot out like 95% of the world population?
    You can't fix stupid

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    It could be a rotor problem.
    But none of us are there to check it.
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  9. #9
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    I just cleaned it and fired it up. Ill call someone to look at it. Thanks

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