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Compressors Won't kick on

Have 2 FAH125 thru-the-wall units. Both 3 yrs old. Fans run on both but compressors will not kick on. No clicking noise or noticeable attmpt by compressor to kick on. Power to both is 220. Tested the outlet - is OK.
Is this a cleaning probelem or compressor failure

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Could be tripped on high pressure id clean both . Tom

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