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A/C Condenser problem

Posted by over40 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 16:25

My Rheem Central a/c stopped working. The compressor and condenser fan wouldn't come on. The air handler fan worked. After bypassing thermostat, and determined it was ok, I went outside to the condensing unit. As soon as I started to loosen a screw, to remove the cover, it started up!
I checked all connections inside, and they seemed ok.
I suspect the contactor might be bad, but not sure.
Any suggestions?

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RE: A/C Condenser problem

It could also be a bad capacitor. If you have never fixed a condenser then it would be best to call in a qualified HVAC tech.

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