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I need to clean the compressor and I have the panel taken off but not sure what to do from there

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You need to clean the condenser. Looking from the right to left you will see the condenser that closely resembles a radiator. Vacuum this using the brush attachment for your vacuum. Use an up and down motion being careful not to bend the fins by going left and right. Once this is done use a light to look through the condenser to ensure it is clean. To do this you may have to remove the two number two phillips head screws that hold the cover panel up. Looking at the back of the condenser fan motor light should pass through and you should see no build up inside. If you do you need to blow that out with compressed air. I use a compressor or nitrogen.

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