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The compressor wont go on outside but the inside unit fan is working. it will not get cold.

Our fan is going but not cooling, Operation button keeps blinking. the outside compressor? is not turning on. Can we fix ourselves

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This could be caused by so many issues,It would be best to call a Heating and air company for a service call.

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