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Compressor cuts in and then cuts out

Turns on and air conditioning cycle starts then reverts back to fan only.
ac cycle only lasts about 30 seconds or so no cooling, fan runs constantly.

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Sounds like compressor is locked up or bad compressor start components or could be tripping on a high pressure switch is condenser clean? .T

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