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I have a carrier 38ckc030 air conditioner. the unit outside is not turning on. it sounds like it wants to and if you manually spin the fan it will slowly build up speed, but the air coming into the house is ambient temp. I searched and it sounds like the startup capacitor might be the culprit. Any advice?

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You are right replace the compressor/fan capacitor this helps compressor/ fan start its the round silver or oval part in the condensor ..let me know ..good luck/joe/

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