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Cycling switch Is the cycling switch normally open? (meaning when it has been removed from the canister, is it supposed the read open?) and second question: when trying to charge the system, the refrigerant will not flow into the low pressure port, the gauge reads about 35 PSI, but with the switch installed and the AC on, still the compressor won't turn (clutch won't engage) unless I bypass the cycling switch, so what's the faulty part? thanks for any input.

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  • borntobelong May 22, 2009

    Thanks a lot for the answer, I'm trying to install some sort of adapter to the switch and see if by applying compressed air, it will close. I don't want to purchase the switch if its good of course.
    Thanks again,


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The low pressure cycling switch is normally open at or below 24 PSI and closes at or above 43 PSI. If you are jumping the switch then it is either bad or maybe out of calibration. You can unlpug the connector and look inside and you should see a screw between the terminals. You can adjust it here,unless the switch is bad.

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