A/C compressor tries to start but does not


Old 09-12-20, 04:49 PM
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A/C compressor tries to start but does not

ForestAir 10000 btu vertical.

I turn the unit on, after couple minutes, the fan slows down a bit and compressor tries to start but it does not.

Is the compressor dead.

Thank you
Old 09-12-20, 04:55 PM
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When servicing appliances it's very helpful to know the model number.

Your compressor may just need a capacitor replacement.
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I take it that this is a window unit? I'm unfamiliar with ForestAir, but it sounds like a store brand. As Pete said, it might just be a capacitor. Replacing the cap is not difficult, but might be beyond a DIYer with limited experience? It's like working on a refrigerator. The problem, as least where I live, is that most a/c techs don't like to to bother with window units - their charges might approach the cost of a new unit? Now, if you can remove the unit and cart it into an a/c serviceman, that might be an option. Good luck.

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