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I have a trane xl1400 that the compressor is not starting

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i have a trane xl1400 that the compressor is not starting on. I hear the start relay cycling occasionally, but the compressor does not start
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: a couple of days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: unless it is refrigerant related yes
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  WCohn replied 4 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! Does the fan not spin on the outdoor unit?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the condenser fan spins, the compressor will not start in the afternoons. I just hear the compressor start relay cycling
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the unit seems to work OK at night and early in the morning
Expert:  WCohn replied 4 months ago.

That's a really strange one, are you sure its not a programming issue with the thermostat?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it had been working fine until the other day, nothing changed
Expert:  WCohn replied 4 months ago.

Well, everything points to a capacitor issue or worst case a compressor, but it wouldn't care what the time of day was

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