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The condenser fan runs, 30 second later the compresor kicks in then 20 seconds later the compressor turns off while the condenser fan is still running

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    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Have you inspected the condenser coils under the box and cleaned them if needed?

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You have either a bad overload/relay or a bad compressor . Remove the o/r from the compressor and make sure there is continuity between all 3 terminals . Also check from the terminals to a copper line to make sure there is no continuity . If ok , then replace the o/r and check the amps from a wire to the compressor . If high amps ( 2.7 or higher ) then compressor may not have long left .

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