Compressor not kicking in


Old 05-15-14, 04:17 PM
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Compressor not kicking in

So i have a central air unit made by goodman. Ive has compressor replaced about 3 yrs ago. I wasnt previous owner. Last year i started noticing this and its happening once again. When i turn the unit on for first time. Meaning its been off couple days or was on heat. The compressor fan spins but the unit isnt actually blowing cold air. After a bit it then kicks on. What i did a few times was i actually turned breaker off assuming maybe power glitch and don't know if coincidence but has worked. Last week i tried that didnt work but like with a minute or two later it kicked in cold air. Any idea. Could be bad thermostat?
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Old 05-15-14, 04:35 PM
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If you're seeing the condensor fan running (outdoor unit) it's not the thermostat or contactor. If either of them were bad, the outdoor unit wouldn't be running.
Old 05-15-14, 04:42 PM
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Is this a straight air conditioner or a heat pump system ?
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Its got both heat and air. The fan does spin outside but its not cold inside. Then you hear the noise like compressor kicked in and becomes cold air.

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