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The air handler is on but not blowing cold air. outside the

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The air handler is on but not blowing cold air. outside the fan is on but the compressor is not running. there is a red and green light flashing
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Customer: lThe inside unit seems to be running normally... outside the fan is running but the compressor is not running... there are 2 lights one red and one green flashing.
JA: Is there anything else the HVAC Technician should be aware of?
Customer: not that I know of...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Gaztech replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am ready
Expert:  Gaztech replied 1 year ago.

You probably have a bad capacitor in your outdoor unit, do you know what that is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think so... Can I buy one at lowes or Home Depot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IS there a way to test it?