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No cooling; exterior fan unit is working, the unit is clean; furnace filter is clean and air is circulating...how is the capacitor on the compressor replaced?  This might be the problem.
Jim.

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  • jtdhlees Jul 05, 2008

    Possibly the refrigerant then, but it would have to be quick - a catastrophic failure - because it was working in the morning and completely useless in the afternoon.


    Looks like a service call.  Thanks.

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If the capacitor is bad replacing it is just a mater of moving the wires from the old one to the new one and mount the new capacitor securely in place. In replacing a capacitor it is recommended to replace it with the same rating as the one removed.

If the capacitor is bad it will not prevent the compressor from getting power. Is the compressor trying to start at all. If the compressor is running and you have no cooling the system could have lost the charge of refrigerant.

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