My outside fan (compressor?) will not turn on. I have a week or two before the weather gets warm so thought I would try fixing it before I hire someone.
Symptoms - I turn on the air. The blower turns on. Nothing outside makes a sound or moves. Now the last time I used the air conditioner in the fall it cranked up VERY loud outside. Where I went over to see what the hell was going on. Well it lasted for a couple minutes and then worked fine. Tried to turn it on a few days ago for the first time this year and nothing outside came on.
What I have done so far. All I have done so far is check that electricity is going to the outside unit. I tested it with a voltage meter and things are flowing correctly.
I am an air conditioner noob so please help. I can do whatever or take pictures if needed. The outside unit is only 3 years old.