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I have a 35' Dutchman with a rooftop AC unit. This unit has worked fine for several years until this past weekend when I tried to turn it on and something stranged happened. The fan blows fine, but the main AC unit seems to sound like it engages and then cuts out. You can hear the unit engage and then disengage as it does when the fan is taken off auto and left in the full on position and the temperature reaches the set temp on the thermostat. I can set the temp at any level and the AC keeps engaging and disengaging every few seconds. The unit is also putting out a foul smell my wife likens to burning wires yet to me it smells more like a gas leak. I am wondering what steps I should take to trouble shoot this- or if I should just skip it and call a service tech to replace the unit. Any ideas?

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Hello Stpaul,Burning smell? Something is overheating call for service & shut it off.Play it SAFE!

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