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Check to see if the fan is getting power, as it is either the fan motor or the compressor. To make sure you will need to check the contactor which is located inside the outside unit to make sure it has power and is pulling in the contacts for the fan and compressor. Hope this helps Tim

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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