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I have a heat pump that the outside unit sometimes doesn't engage the compressor and will not cool. I have taken the panel off and it kicks on, on one occasion others I have had to tap on the contactor. Now I have to engage the contactor manually. By doing this it jumps 4 or 5 times and engages fine for a day or 2 then stops engaging again. Want to get this fixed before I damage the unit.

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It is simple contractor problem, replace it by a new 60 amp contractor. prob get fixed. try it

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