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The blower fan does not shut off when it reaches the set temperature. Compressor shuts off but fan continues to run making the air inside very humid. Temperature is getting cold.

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First, forgive me, but I have to throw the obvious out there......make sure the fan switch is in AUTO and not ON.
If the blower will not stop operating unless the main supply feed is shut off, you have a stuck blower relay that will need to be replaced.

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