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Portable air conditioner runs but the compressor never kicksin. unit does not cool.

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I believe that the capacitor is bad. Sometimes your local graingers or other supply house will carry these. It should be tested with a MFD UFD capable meter before you try to replace it. Be warned that this capacitor can deliver a big jolt. It may be best to call in a professional

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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