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We got an a/c central unit goodman modle ckl60-1 and a month a go it broke and the technician said that it needed a new capacitor and freon and about a week ago the unit broke again and the technician said that it had 2 cables (red and black) that were connected to the compressor that were burned. He fixed it and a week later it began to malfunction again and now it turns on but turns off the compressor but the fan still works giving off hot air during the hotest part of the day and it only works in a pattern time without programation (works without problem from 8:00 pm to 12:pm). The cables have been burned for the second time and they have been repaired once more. We're not sure what is the problem so that we are able to fix it. What is it that we need to fix? (Compressor, Wires, Capacitor, or is there anything else) and why just wok fine at night?

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    It sounds like you may have a restriction in the refrigerant circuit. If you have a restriction and a tech. thinks its just low on refrigerant. He will charge the unit to try to bring the suction psi up causing liquid refrigerant to fill the condenser and liquid slug the compressor. this will cause the compressor to over amp and overheat. IT will also cause the unit to shut off on high head psi if it has that safety. the unit could run at night when the ambient temp is lower outside because it is not picking up as much heat as during the day. a in properly operating expansion valve will cause the same thing. good luck hope this helps. the burnt compressor leads is due to high amp draw or bad connection usually.



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When a compressor is has to start. 1. HAs it been off longer than five minutes. As a service tech when I run on to this problem I install a hard start kit and a time delay. The start kit helps the compressor to start under heavy load condtions. The timer helps the compressor to balance out before tryng to start. Have tech set at 5 minutes. I install hard start kits and time delays on all my change outs. Replace problem will go away. Thanks Rus

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