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My carrier 38ckc036350 is 6 years old. Today the compressor stopped working. The fan outside comes on and every few min i hear an electrical buzz like the compressor is trying to be energized. Are there any starter cylinoids or capacitors that could be suspect?? Im quite handy with most everything but never have taken apart and A/C unit, how about a schematic or troubleshooting guide?? Thanks

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It sounds like the capacitor and/or compressor are quitting. Try getting a Start Capacitor of the same uF (I think 35 uF for Commpressor and 5 uF for fan motor) as the one you have, OR get a Start Kit from any AC parts shop for about $10 and hook it up in line with the old capacitor, if you have a two terminal capacitor plug the terminals one, on each end, if you have a 3 terminal called DUAL Capacitor, each terminal is stamped with the words FAN, HERM and the letter C for common, one lead goes in the C terminal and the other one goes on the HERM.

Install it and turn unit ON. Good Luck!! Don't forget to rate this post!!

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