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My compressor outside is running for a very brief time and

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My compressor outside is running for a very brief time and shuts off.If I push the contact points it turns on.When I leave go it shuts off. What is the problem?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It just started. I replaced the capacitor a few months ago and it is ok
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it is simple enogh
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer my name is ***** ***** I will be the one who will assist you today. Sounds to me like there is a problem with your contacts?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Possibly. I don"t know why I can manually press the contact and it will run but when I leave go it shuts off. What controls the contact anmd is it possibly bad?