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The a/c is not cooling, how do I know its not the compressor

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If the compressor is running and not cooling, it is a sign of some blockage or gas leak.

If compressor running, remove the front grill, filter screen. Feel the evaporator (cooling ) fins top to bottom or vice versa. If little chillness is noticed faintly it is gas circuit related. Capillary block or gas leak or weak compression of the compressor. Take service help.

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