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The compressor doesn't start up unless I hit the high pressure reset button.

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If the compressor is shutting off due to high pressure, the condenser coils may be dirty or blocked. Remove the top grill (may include fan and motor) and clean the coil fins from the inside out with a garden hose. Also cut any grass or shrubbery from around the unit. Remove any obstruction you see that may block air flow. Good air flow is crucial to keeping the high pressure down, especially in hot weather. I hope this helps!

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