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Fan Works But Unit Can't Start Compressor

The fan is working fine, but you can hear when it tries to kick into cooling mode. Sounds like the compressor tries to kick on for a moment, and then it switches back to just fan. Happens in all cooling modes. Tried turning it off for a couple of hours. No difference. Unit is about two years old.

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Sounds like the freon is low therefore it will not or stay on!

My words alone can not help you fix the unit!

You need service!
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Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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