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Tappan FS3BA - 035KA (3 Ton) Home AC FLAKY -- Compressor trying to start but...

Tappan FS3BA - 035KA (3 Ton) Home AC FLAKY -- Compressor trying to start but...


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Old 06-28-12, 07:54 PM
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Tappan FS3BA - 035KA (3 Ton) Home AC FLAKY -- Compressor trying to start but...

My outdoor unit on my home AC is being flaky. It worked the last time it was hot here, but it is not this evening. I think it was working earlier today.


The indoor fan is running.


I checked the disconnect and the fuses are fine. When I plugged disconnect back in I noticed the compressor groaned and tried to start and the outdoor fan on the unit tried to spin. I reach in with a screwdriver and gave it a kickstart and that started it up. But then it stopped after a few minutes. It did this again. One time it spontaneously started the outdoor fan, but stopped after a few minutes. I do notice in the house with the compressor is trying to start as the lights dim for a fraction of a second.


Any and all help would be appreciated, as well as any trouble shooting manuals with diagrams for swapping parts. I'm quite handy.
 
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Old 06-28-12, 08:05 PM
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sounds like a failed capacitor............
 
 

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