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Does a Goodman DSXC180601 5-ton A/C unit require a hard start? System has a TXV. I have been told hard starts could void the warranty

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Hard starts are not mandatory but they do help to save the compressor if it is having a hard time starting
its just a boost to help it start
and it shouldn't void your warranty they are to help it start nothing else

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