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Is the AC compressor supposed to cycle on and off?

One of the most common air conditioning problems is short cycling, when the compressor shuts on and off. There are a number of conditions that cause short cycling, including a faulty or obstructed thermostat, leaking refrigerant, icy coils, or an HVAC system that is too big for the building in which it is installed.

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