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Condenser turning on and off

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Everytime I set a temperature on my stat, my condenser turns on for 5 mins then off for 5 mins. It does this until I reach my designated temp. I thought it was the pressure in the line set, but just had that adjusted. So I put the stat in test. My AC ran fine for a consecutive 45 mins. So something in the programming is turning my condenser on and off as the test mode would just close the contacts and bypass programming. Is there something I have to do for the programming? I have already turned off all eco modes assuming that may have messed something up. But nothing is working. Or is there possibly a software/hardware issue with my thermostat?


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

HI Lilguges,


Thanks for reaching out. I'm sorry to hear that you're having an issue with cooling with your Nest Thermostat. I'd love to know more about this and I have a few questions:


  • How is your Nest Thermostat wired?
  • What is the power readings of your Nest Thermostat?

Looking forward to your response.