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Compressor kicks in sometimes- I have changed out compressor and still have same problem

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It sounds like a low pressure issue or the sensor for it. Most sensors are on or near the drier (where you check for freon flow). If its low pressure buy a dye leak kit and start looking. They also make leak repair kits and sell them at most auto part stores.

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