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Hello, the outside unit condenser coil is most likely loaded with dirt deep between the fins where you cannot see it.. that is causing the unit to run hot and trip its high pressure cut out switch.... you are executing what we call a 'soft reset' when you cycle the power to the unit off and on.
First clean the condenser, click here, then let me know how it goes.... if that fails the high pressure cut out switch needs to be replaced... thats complex. That video is similar to yours, you will get the idea, the condenser coil cleaning kit is available at most larger hardware stores.
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