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Condensing unit while weed eating the yard i accidently got the airconditioning unit wire wrapped around the weed eater. The unit immediately shut off. There is no visible cut or damage to the copper wire, but it did cut through the plastic surrounding the wire. Can someone please tell me what i might be able to do to try and get the unit to come back on. once again it doesnt seem to have any damage to the wire. I flipped the breaker off and back on and reset the thermostate... please help!

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Probably one of the wires going to the control board or contactor has been pulled off when this happened. If you feel comfortable trying to reconnect these comment me back and I will try to walk you through it. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE CONDENSER HAS HIGH VOLTAGE INSIDE OF IT.

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