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My unit is 4 years old. I always turn it off when I leave for work in the am and turn it back on when I get home in the pm. Last night I turned it on at 7:30pm. When I went to the front of the house about 45 minutes later, I noticed the unit outside was trying to turn on but would immediately turn off. I checked the breakers in the garage, turned them off and back on but still had the same problem. The fan inside the house is running but unit outside will not kick on. I looked for a magic


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It could be a few things.. It could be the capacitor - which the most economical to replace first..
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\015\012If you are not really very mechanically inclined - get a trained pro to come out.. It is very dagerouse.. Most companies have a show up charge and will credit that fee to the bill if they do the work..
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\015\012IF and only IF - you are quite mechanically inclined and have knowledge,,

Perhaps you could try this...

\015\012The first thing I would try is replace the capacitor.. BE SURE POWER IS OFF to the ac unit..
Cut the breakers OFF in the breaker box !!
IF YOU CAN NOT GET THE BREAKERS OFF AND/OR CUT THE POWER TO AC - DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER !!
IF THERE IS ANY POWER GOING TO UNIT - YOU COULD BE SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED...

Inside the unit – the capacitor is metal & looks kind of like a can (round or oval) & has 3 wire connections at the top..

Do not remove capacitor until you have a new replacement to put in..
Be careful to not mix up the wire sequence..
Change one wire at a time from the old to the new and be very sure..

A capacitor is cheaper than a fan motor - and makes the most sense to replace..

If you are not at all comfortable trying this - get a ac company with a trained tech out to check it out..

Hope this helps !!

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