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My compressor doesn't turn on. My thermostat

My compressor doesn't turn on. My thermostat turns on the fan when set to auto, but it doesn't seem to trigger the air conditioner itself. I've checked the breaker...is there some type of reset switch or anything in the compressor itself? The unit is an Armstrong Concept 1000.

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There should be a disconnect outside near the unit. Check the breaker or fuses there. You can also remove the cover where the power goes into the outside unit and see if the contactor pulls in when you set the thermostat to call for air. Does the fan for the outside unit come on? If the outdoor fan and the compressor are both not coming on it would indicate that the unit may not be getting power because they both work off the same contactor. It could also be problem with the capacitor. When you check the contactor, if it isn't pulled in then your contactor could possibly be bad but there may be a couple of safety switches that keep the contactor from pulling in also. Let me know what you find and I can offer more advice based on that.

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You probably need a start/run capacitor. on the out side condenser unit. about $100.00 to have it fixed,

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