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What causes an AC compressor to freeze and how can you get it to thaw out?

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The compressor protects itself - by going into "lock out" and there isn't anything you can do about it till it cools down - patience is a virtue. You could turn on either the heat or the fan to help speed it up.

Run the fan only and it will thaw, usually in a few hours unless it is really iced up that would take overnight. Then have it checked out and the reason it froze corrected.

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