It can damage the compressor.
could be your a\c clutch in the compressor.?. or maybe pressure leaks.
The compressor is probably froze up.
Indicates low refrigerant charge - compressor not starting
I would start with the basics and look for a blown fuse - there should be a fuse for the air conditioning switches , A/C compressor clutch
If the unit is used to cool a hot room (above 75 degrees) and the thermostat is set at or below 60 degrees, this would cause the condenser coils to freeze and damage the compressor. That is why it is recommended to cool a hot room gradually rather than expect instant gratification out of your air conditioning unit. Typically when an Air Conditioning unit has been frozen, it requires a service call to repair the compressor due to the damage of the refrigerant not flowing and the compressor overheating.
They sell bypass pulleys but you may need to remove compressor to install (this I'm not sure about but looks like you have to.) I s there an easier fix?
The compressor cycling on-off is usually an indication of low refrigerant level, which in turn means that there is a leak in the system somewhere.
If just a fuse, a couple of dollars. If compressor of evaporator, thousandIf just a fuse, a couple of dollars. If compressor of evaporator, thousand
The A/C compressor is clutch driven, when electricity is applied to a coil, it engages the clutch. Most likely the coil shorted out in the A/C clutch on the front of the compressor.
it might be the air condition gas or most probably the air condition compressor