Central A/C compressor AND fan not starting


Old 04-01-14, 09:24 PM
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Central A/C compressor AND fan not starting

Hello, I apologize for the over generalization of this question. When selecting cool on the thermostat, I hear a relay click outside, followed by another relay click (when the compressor and fan should start). When the second relay clicks I see the fan momentarily start to turn but then nothing... silent. This unit also a heat pump Any ideas? Thanks. I will have to get make and model info tomorrow when there is some daylight.
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Old 04-01-14, 10:11 PM
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The first thing to check is the contactor in the compressor unit. Turn power off to the compressor unit and visually check the contactor. The contacts may appear black or burned.
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Do you ever hear the compressor ( outside ) start ?

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