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My out side unit will not come on i have checked thermoastate wires capacitor and voltage and freon ,, points are not pulling in its a yr old split air from goodman

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You should have 24v ac at the coil to the contactor (points) as you call them. The 24v comes from the indoor unit through the thermostat. If you manually push in the contactor does the unit run. If so, then the problem lies in the low voltage circuit somewhere.
If the indoor blower comes on when you switch the thermostat to fan them you have low vaoltage and the transformer is okay if not then change the transformer or fuse. if you have low voltage then you need to be checking for a broken wire of a bad thermostat on the cooling side. depending on your thermostat a relay can go bad in it the runs the cooling.

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