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|When Cara and I got home, the house was pretty warm. We usually set the thermostat to keep things pretty close to ambient when we're going to be gone for a few days. Our hard-working and dedicated cat/house-sitters noticed the heat but didn't complain. We had the AC set to only kick on if the temperatures rose above 80 degrees.|
When we got home, we switched it back to its regular cycle and expected it to cool off. It never did. After troubleshooting a bit, I determined that the condenser fan wasn't running, and it wasn't due to a tripped breaker or anything else I could readily determine. Everything else seemed to be operating.
We called Bassett Services Inc (found them on Angie's List). Technician came out after I got off work and immediately identified the problem as a bad capacitor in the condenser unit. The one he pulled out was swollen like a can of bad soup. He had a replacement, popped it in and got us running after just a few minutes.
Total cost was $310 which seems a little steep to me, but he did good work, quickly and at a time that worked well for me.