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The compressor will turn on for approx. 5 seconds and then cut, I have been told the compressor is bad, but it is only 6 years old...

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Sounds like the compressor is shuting of on inernal thermal overload. Sorry that it's only 6 years old. More sorry that a typicall warranty is 5 years. In my area a typical replacement compressor, installed, will run between $1,500 and $2,000. A new condensing unit, if available, will run $1,000 more. Either way, make sure that the contractor explains to you, exactly how he intends to make sure that the system is cleaned, as this type of failure is typically a slow burn and is of the worst tyoe, most subject to repeat failure if not done properly.

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