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Not sure what that sounds like... I unplugged it, and when I plugged it back in, I could hear something start up. Whether that was the fan or the compressor, I do not know.
Plugging it back in, there was a single click and then the fan started up. No compressor that I could hear.
Thats actually a good thing. Says that your hard start system is the problem.
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You will need a hard start capacitor and a hard start relay.
What has happened is the capacitor or relay has just got old and needs to be replaced.
When either component gets old the power required to start the compressor just isnt there. That is the click you hear. The relay killing the power to the compressor due to insufficient power to get it started.
Thge repair is simple. Remove the cover on th eside of the compressor and replace both components under it.
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Great, thanks. We will pick up the parts tomorrow from our local repair and let you know if it works. I appreciate the help!
Okay, the capacitor and relay came in today, and we replaced them this evening. Still no luck. When we plug in the unit, I still hear the click and the fan comes on, but no compressor. We then cleaned a few connections and tightened things down and it sounds a bit different, perhaps like the compressor is running on its lowest setting, but still not enough to blow cold air. Any further thoughts?
If the compressor sounds like it is straining to get up to full speed (this is a single speed compressor) then the compressor is worn out. You can ohm out the compressor to show whether it is going out or not. Please see the drawing below for the testing specs.
Testing is done with the compressor disconnected from the unit.
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