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Hello, this is not a bad or weak capacitor issue. If it short cycles during the day as I understand it, say from noon or 6 pm or so, then it is likely a dirty condenser coil causing the unit to go off on its high pressure cut out switch.
Tell me about how old the system is, an take a really close look for dirt accumulation on the spine finned surface of the outside unit (condenser coil).
We can go from there.
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