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I have a window a/c unit its a 8000 btu, everthing works on it but the compresser for cooling I buypass the board and I get the compresser to work does this mean I need a new board and if so is it worth it or do I buy a new a/c unit.

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Yes, the relay on the board is bad, but you have to replace the whole board. Maybe try ebay for replacement, but most likely repair will cost close to the same or more than a new a/c

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