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When I start of a/c unit the condenser fan is run but the compressor is not running

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Could be a problem start/run capacitor or failed compressor motor
call an accredited ac technician for a proper diagnosis

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Turn the refrigerator off for a minute to reset the vaccum condenser light.

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Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

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look for ice or forst build up on the rear wall of freezer compartment, sounds like you may have a defrost problem. this will affect temps in freezer and refrig. the most common def problems for GE are bad defrost heaters. these are model specific and fairly easy to replace your self. i got this part number form Sears.com WR51X10055 good luck peyton

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HI,
Yes, very much. The fan has to be running every time the compressor does/
Check power to fan before you condemn it then replace it.
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