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GE AGQ10AJ - Compressor not turning on

I have done the basic troubleshooting such as lower temperature,
and disconnect and connect. I'm a rookie on this.

When I set from fan mode to cool mode I hear a click. Something tells me that some switch is turning on.

I would like to get a wiring diagram to test voltages to discard the control board and capacitor or worst. Where can I get the diagram?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • richard227 Apr 15, 2009

    I just checked by putting direct current to the compressor and it works. In the best case, It seems to me that is the relay in the PCB. This PCB has been replace before under warranty. AC is about 2 yrs old and I'm dissapointed with GE since this is not the first time and the part WJ26X10161 in the GE website costs around 112 for a 200 AC. I don't know what to do, if taking a chance and replacing the component in the pcb or buy a new air conditioner with a good warranty. If there were a junker for these parts :)

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Most of the cases when tou heard a click on and off is aproblem with the compresor that goes off on overload, when the compresor try to start and is stuck , burned or the starting coil inside it is open it's overheat and goes off by the thermo bimetal switch.Also could be the capacitor, to check it you need a capacitor tester,but if you don't have it you can try to put anew one (no more than 10 $) and see what happend if still the compresor is getting hot and won't turn on it's burned, jamed or open , and you have to replce it ,if it's less than a year old it should be under warranty but if not is an expensive job and you better get a new unit.

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