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Fan blows but compressor does not run.

I took off the front grill and blew out the coil with an air compressor but now the fan blows but no cool air. The compressor is not kicking in. Any ideas?

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Turn off asap! the compressor is the heart of your system, so it might need a hard start it gives it more power if that does not work be ready to pay for a new outside part

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This is a common issue, and have just experience the same in my home. I am also an HVACR service tech, and will outline the most common problem that causes this.

If it blows cold air, your compressor is working fine. For a certain reason your compressor is turning off.

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