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Hi. on my mother-in-laws a/c the fan will run but the compressor will not kick in. could it be a relay or a compassitor gone bad? thank you.

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Yes, I would try the capacitor first and also look at the wires that connect to the compressor. Look for a reset button on the front of the unit first as it may just needs to be reset

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