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A/c making noise

Condenser fan turns on but compressor is trying to start but wont. It takes multiple restarts for it to kick on (by restarts I mean byu the unit itself, after timeout)

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  • ykevin76 Aug 27, 2008

    Could it possibly a bad capacitor? Does the cap. assist the compressor to start?

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Yes the capacitor do assist the compressor, however; your problem may not be with the capacitor if you do not see visible swelling, but check to see if you recieving the actual 24 volts required to start unit. Also the only other reason may cause this sort of problem could be the coil in the contactor is going bad ample voltage problem.

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