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Condenser board gives me 6 flashes says vc ch tripped

Why does 38YDB036-310 keeps giving me 6 flashes on condenser circuit board?

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When you can your cover off your control panel look on panel for Troubleshooting lights. Sometimes the board itself has the codes. Low pressure or high pressue or maybe sensor failure. Different board diferent codes.

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Step 1 - Make sure the condensing unit (outside unit) is completely disconnected (electrically) , i.e. pull the fuses/turn off circuit breaker on outside unit and turn off thermostat.

Step 2 - disconnect the condenser motor (this is the outside fan motor). Note: when you disconnect the wires of the condenser motor "be sure" you mark/write their location, and wrap them in electric tape.

Step 3 - start the AC unit. If the breaker trips again you can pretty much rest assured it's the compressor that is shorted.

To prove it (without a doubt) - go to next step.

Step 4 - "be sure circuit breaker and thermostat is turned off" - and - 'reconnect' the condenser motor - and - then disconnect the compressor wires (mark wires and tape them).

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