AC Clicking, turning off and on repatedly


Old 05-29-14, 07:08 PM
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AC Clicking, turning off and on repatedly

Can you help me troubleshoot this? Something clicks for several minutes before turning on. Then it runs a minute or so and shuts back off. Repeats that way for a long time, but not always. The problem is intermittent, but I captured it on video.

I have already had 3 techs come out and perform different repairs, but nothing has helped.

Already tried:
Replaced capacitors
Basic tune-up
Fresh filter
Cleaned outside
Recharged freon
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Old 05-30-14, 10:09 AM
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First you need to open the condenser panel and check the contactor to see if the problem is caused by a bad contactor, then find out if the 24V is actually sent to the condenser or not. this type of the problem can also be caused by time delay unit and/or pressure switch. So go one step a time. This should not be a big issue, wonder why all 3 techs couldn't figure out the problem. (one question, when it runs, do you get cold air blow into the room ?)
Old 05-30-14, 06:41 PM
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Remove the access cover(s) and try to find out what is clicking. Usually the clicking happens in the outside unit... not the inside unit.

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