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Outside unit clicks while thermostat auxiliary light flashes

I have a RUUD heat pump that the outside unit is making a clicking noise and the thermostat auxiliary light is flashing in unison with the clicking noise. Could not get it to do anything when the technician was there and he could not find anything wrong. It has started again. Does anyone know what is wrong?

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  • vstokes Dec 21, 2008

    Everything is exactly the same, except that all the lights in my house blink in unison with the clicks.

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Sounds like the compressor starting relay or capacitor is defective. When the compressor could not start, the electric heat came on to satisfy the heat requirement and causing the emergency heat light to come on at the thermostat. This light warns you that electric heaters are energized. And they use a LOT of electricity! Call a different company for service. And do it soon.

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